Grants of £70,000 to develop digital solutions that meet a social need


About The Fund

Area: UK.

Suitable for: Not-for-profit organisations. “Additionally, we do not accept proposals from NHS trusts, hospitals, schools/colleges, statutory bodies including local authorities, and non-registered organisations without constitutions”. Applicants must have an income of between £75,000 and £10 million.

Funding size: Up to £70,000.

Application deadline: 12th February 2021.

The Tech for Good 2021 ‘Build’ programme will enable organisations or partnerships to define, test and develop digital solutions over nine months that meet a social need or challenge. The funders are interested in applications from partnerships or consortia between multiple not-for-profits that aim to work together to address or improve a service delivery problem in their area of work.

Applicants should be seeking to work in one or more of Comic Relief’s four core issue areas: Children Survive and Thrive, Global Mental Health MattersFighting for Gender Justice, or A Safe Place to Be. Comic Relief would also welcome applications addressing challenges related to disability and inclusion outside of the themes specified above, as we understand the critical potential of digital technology in tackling these issues.

A wide range of digital interventions will be considered and our aim is to fund projects and organisations that:

  • Are focused on specific and clear user needs in their design, delivery and development
  • Demonstrate a clear purpose for the use of tech and why it would be meaningful in your organisation
  • Must be able to demonstrate resource and buy-in at senior and organisational level to manage and deliver the project you are proposing
  • Must have adequate time budgeted for your project lead to participate in the programme
  • Demonstrate the enthusiasm to engage with a collaborative cohort of funded partners.
  • Make best use of existing technology
  • Are sharable with other parts of the not-for-profit sector

Read more about this funding opportunity.

About the Author:

Keir is a project officer based in Semble's Bristol office. Most of his time is spent on two of our movement campaigns, Outdoor Classroom Day and Backyard Nature. One of Keir’s main interests is food equality and outside of Semble he runs a small community food waste project.