Tech for Good 2018 funding programme now open

The third Tech for Good funding programme run by Comic Relief is now accepting applications.

Chloe Green | 27th Nov 17
To mark the return of Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March, Ed Sheeran went to Liberia to visit children living on the streets and slums, many orphaned by the recent Ebola outbreak. During his trip, Ed visited the Street Child Liberia project which uses Comic Relief cash to help give vulnerable children a safe place to stay, reuniting them with their relatives and helping them get back into school.

The third Tech for Good funding programme run by Comic Relief is now accepting applications.

The programme, run alongside the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, is only taking video applications for the first time and is open until midday on Wednesday 20th December.

There are 12 digital-transformation grants of up to £47,000 available. Successful projects will last 9 months and come with an intensive support programme, which includes a development bootcamp and regular meet-ups with Comic Relief grant managers.


Categories for applications

Applications are being welcomed from not-for-profits delivering services in the UK – at any stage of their digital journey. The expectation for the grants is that a significant percentage will be spent on development costs, however, rather than just ongoing revenue costs.

Projects must address one of our four programme areas:

  1. Empowering Women and Girls
  2. Investing in Children and Young People
  3. Building Stronger Communities
  4. Improving Health and Wellbeing

Previous successful applicants for Tech for Good grants include WayfindrSeApRelateNational Ugly MugsAge UK Islington and Hullcoin.

“We want to fund projects that will deliver bigger, better and more ambitious services to users and beneficiaries”, says Billy Dann, Digital Innovations Manager at Comic Relief.


Click here for more details on applying.


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