Comic Relief have just opened applications for their third round of the Tech for Good Programme. This aims to support organisations to develop or scale digital solutions which deliver new or improved services to beneficiaries. Funding for up to 12 projects, each with grants of up to £47,000 will be available.
In the previous round, Shelter Scotland was awarded a grant to develop the ‘I Need Help’ button for their website. This aims to provide immediate help for people in crisis and facing homelessness in Scotland by guiding them to support close to them.
Other projects have included:
All these projects, and others showcased on the Tech for Good hub, take a specific problem faced by people or an organisation and identify where web, mobile or internet based technology might solve the problem or provide a solution that works at greater scale than current processes.
We’re keen to see more digital innovation in Scotland’s third sector. However, from conversations with funders, we’re aware that there have been limited applications from Scotland to previous tech for good and digital innovation funds.
One of the key challenges for organisations in successfully applying for these funds is the need to have a project team with digital development skills on board at the start. We know that few organisations in Scotland have these skills in house. At SCVO, we are lucky to have a skilled development team and want to support our members to apply. We’d therefore be delighted to explore how we might provide support for an application.
Why do we want to do that?
So, have you got a concrete problem or user need that might be solved using technology? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Twitter to have a conversation about how we might help support your application.