Digital Agenda announces Impact Awards 2019 winners
The 2019 Impact Awards recognised charities, apps, social enterprises and public sector bodies achieving outstanding things through digital technology for social good.
The third annual Digital Agenda Impact Awards took place in London yesterday, highlighting the latest champions of tech for social good across the UK.
The awards are open to any business, government department or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social or environmental benefit. Reflecting innovation from across the public, private and charity sectors, the 14 winners from 36 finalists were chosen out of 300 nominees.
Trophies were taken home by exceptional achievers under three themes: people, society and business. Each theme had four categories, ranging from education and diversity to sustainable living, safety, financial inclusion and the ‘sharing economy.’
In addition, the People’s Choice Award – a prize based on almost 7,000 public votes – went to shared economy category finalist BorrowMyDoggy. The award was sponsored by Charity Digital News and handed out by Tech Trust CEO Jonathan Chevallier.
Hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, the programme was a colourful blend of awards ceremony and conference, including talks from Digital Minister, Margot James MP; CEO of the National Lottery Community Fund, Dawn Austwick; and the BBC’s Head of Children’s Safety, Catherine McAllister.
DigitalAgenda is a membership programme of online and face-to-face content aimed at supporting tech for good intiatives, with a network community of founders, startups, innovators, investors, policymakers and academics in the UK and internationally.
DigitalAgenda Director Rachel Neaman said: “What makes this event particularly exciting is that it’s more than just another awards ceremony. The finalists themselves don’t simply receive an award. Instead, today marks the start of a year of support during which the finalists receive membership of the Digital Agenda Network – and access to a series of seminars exploring key areas including: tech solutions; securing talent; cyber security; and investment advice.”
A full list of this year’s winners is below.
2019 Digital Agenda Impact Awards winners:
Diversity category – Euan’s guide
Education category – No Isolation
Employment and Skills category – Workfinder
Health – NHS 111 online
Connected Cities category – Char.gy
Social Transformation category – The Divorce Project
Sustainable Living category – Winnow
Safety – Be Strong Online
Individual Impact award – Annika Small, CAST
Financial Inclusion category – Salary Finance
Sharing Economy category – Liftshare
Investment category – Abundance
Business Transformation category – 360 Giving
People’s Award (sponsored by Charity Digital News) – BorrowMyDoggy