The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced that from the 7th January 2020, not-for-profit organisations in the UK will be able to apply for grants of up to £70,000 through the Tech for Good digital development fund ‘Build’ programme.
The funding will be available to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services during the Covid-19 crisis. The funding is being made available through the Tech for Good digital development fund ‘Build’ programme.
Over £1 million will be available to individual not-for-profit organisations or those working in partnership to define, test and develop user-centred digital solutions to create more impact for the people they work with. Applications that aim to adapt or re-purpose existing technology are also eligible for funding.
The programme aims to fund a portfolio of digital projects at different stages of development, and will support a range of digital interventions.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief are also interested in applications from partnerships between multiple not-for-profit organisations of different sizes and backgrounds that aim to work together to address or improve a service delivery problem in their areas of work.
Previously funded projects included the development of a trauma-informed mental health support tool for people who have experienced domestic abuse, a programme to digitise food vouchers for fruit and vegetable markets, and a game to address the safeguarding and protection needs of deaf children.