Global Impact Challenge UK shortlist announced
Google has revealed the 10 shortlisted UK charities for the Global impact challenge, a competition which aims to provide grants of GBP500.00 to charities which use technology to change the world for the better.
Google’s Global impact challenge is a competition which aims to provide grants of GBP500.00 to charities which use technology to change the world for the better. As reported on UK fundraising, Google has revealed the 10 shortlisted UK charities. There will be four winners. One will be selected as part of a public vote, which can be placed here.
- Pennies: electronic donation box for charities
- MAKlab: micromanufacturing for young entrepreneurs
- CDI Apps for Good: app development training for UK children
- Integrity Action: accountability tool for development
- vInspired: microwork platform for unemployed youth
- SolarAid: solar lights for off-grid communities
- Zoological Society of London: digital eyes and ears for wildlife protection
- Age UK: digital connections for older people
- War Child: mapping sexual violence for child safety
- Amnesty International: mobile alert system for activists
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, judge and inventor of the World Wide Web, commented: “The Web’s contribution to economic progress has been much celebrated, but I believe that we are only scratching the surface of its potential to solve social and political problems. On behalf of the World Wide Web Foundation, I’m delighted to join Google in this exciting and innovative initiative.”