Finalists announced for 2019 AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards

The finalist list has been revealed for this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards, with innovative ideas from across the charity, public sector and social enterprise worlds being recognised.

Chloe Green | 14th Jun 19
A photo taken from the judging day for the Tech4Good Awards 2018, taken at the BT Tower

The 9th annual AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards finalists have been announced. Excitement has been building towards the annual showcase for people who use technology to improve the world for others.

The awards, organised by digital inclusion charity AbilityNet, invites people from across businesses, charities, individuals or any public body in the UK. The high-profile awards are sponsored by BT and underscores the quality of charities, businesses and volunteers in the nation that use technology to help others.

Award judges include Charity Digital News Contributing Editor Chloe Green, alongside a panel of tech and charity experts.

The finalists will all get an opportunity to raise further funds for their cause through Crowdfunder.co.uk. They include tech startups, charities, social enterprises and young entrepreneurs – view the full list of finalists here.

AbilityNet Head of Marketing and Communications, Mark Walker said: “AbilityNet’s Tech4Good Awards celebrate the amazing people who use digital technology to make the world a better place for other people.”

“And we are once again excited to announce this excellent range of finalists for the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019. Every finalist deserves huge credit for using their passion for digital technology to change the lives of other people for the better.”

Winners will be announced on the 17th of July at the BT Centre in London, and will also get the chance to reach out to a wider network of digital innovators, champions of the awards, funders, corporate and other important organisations. As well as a publicity boost and recognition for their work, the AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2019 winners will can participate in a year-long programme of support. Support includes the Winners Day on the 2nd of October 2019, where winners can learn about marketing, grant funding, and tech training in workshops.  The aim of the programme is to help winners grow as much a possible

“These awards are only possible due to BT’s wonderful support each year. We are all looking forward to the awards ceremony at BT Centre, London, where we will celebrate our amazing finalists and their achievements.”

Andy Wales, Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer, BT, said: “The pace of tech change is fundamentally reshaping our world.

“Young people not only need to be ready for that but also actively designing the tech that will shape their future.

“We’re proud to be sponsoring the Tech4Good awards and inspired by how this year’s BT Young Pioneer finalists aim to improve the lives of those with disabilities to ensure nobody is left behind.”