The Nominet Trust which provides funding and support to technology with a social benefit, has announced that its Social Tech Seed Investment Programme re-open for applications on the 22nd September 2016.
Social Tech Seed is an investment programme that offers early-stage investment typically 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.
Projects funded in the past include:
Games for Life which has developed a technology-driven solution to help break the cycle of prison and unemployment that many young offenders suffering with ADHD are caught up in with attention training software which helps offenders develop their focus, hone concentration, and build positive behaviour;
and 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.