Google offers UK charities £3.2m for innovative ideas

| 16th May 14

Google UK has launched the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, supported by Nesta, inviting British nonprofits to explain how they would use technology to transform lives.

The top four submissions selected by both a panel of judges and the public will each receive a £500,000 grant, as well as technical assistance and mentoring from Google and Nesta, to help make their project a reality. Six runners up will each receive £200,000.

At a final event on 31st July, the ten finalists will pitch their ideas to the judges, who will select three winners, and reveal the fan favourite.

Matt Brittin, judge and Google’s Vice President for Northern and Central Europe said: “At Google, we get very excited by innovations that make peoples’ lives better. The Impact Challenge gives us the chance to focus that passion on the dynamic British non-profit community. Charitable organisations and modern technology both have the power to transform lives, so I’d encourage all UK charities to think big and apply.”

Charities can apply online until 6th June. Ten finalists will be named on the 21st July, when the public will be able to vote online.