The Nominet Trust which provides funding and support to technology with a social benefit, has announced that its Social Tech Seed Investment Programme will re-open for applications on the 14th March 2016.
Social Tech Seed is an investment programme that offers early-stage investment of between £15,000 and £50,000 to social entrepreneurs and charitable organisations who are looking to develop new ideas to use digital technology for social benefits. This programme provides funding and support to help entrepreneurs nurture, develop and test their ideas. Applicants may also be able to apply to a discretionary fund of up to £5,000 should they need access to specific expertise to support their early-stage development
The Trust is looking for applications that demonstrate the potential of technology to tackle some of the big social issues in sectors including:
- Environment and sustainability
- Wellbeing and healthcare.
Projects funded in the past include:
Playlab London, a game controlled by breathing, designed to ameliorate the effect of panic attacks, providing practical support to those who experience anxiety related conditions.
REyooz a community-driven, social gifting platform to encourage re-use of items otherwise destined for landfill.