Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief launch £2.4m technology fund

24 Jan 2019 News

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have launched a £2.4m Tech for Good fund to support charities to use technology to deliver services.

Over three years the two funders will award grants of up to £48,000 and offer support from experts to projects that create or scale-up digital products. 

Moira Sinclair, chief executive of Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said: “Tech for Good has stimulated inspired digital responses to a range of social issues - and our involvement has also helped us as a Foundation to better understand the potential of digitally focused solutions. We are pleased to be making a longer term commitment to this valuable partnership with Comic Relief, and look forward to seeing how these innovative projects evolve as the fund continues.”

The two funders previously ran the programme in 2017 and 2018 and have supported 23 projects in total. Previous grantees include a Braille e-reader project, a digital food vouchers scheme and an app to help rough sleepers find a place to stay.

Comic Relief’s CEO Liz Warner added: “We are delighted to be announcing this additional three-year commitment to co-fund the Tech for Good programme with Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Tech for Good has supported innovative and impactful projects to date, and offered opportunities for learning and sharing across the sector. We look forward to continuing with this area of work, and the impact it will undoubtedly have for the organisations we will fund, and their service users.”

Charities will be able to apply for the grants from 11 February to 25 March 2019 and details will be posted on Comic Relief's website. 

 

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