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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Grants for technology that addresses social challenges

The Social Tech Trust (formerly known as Nominet Trust) is offering grants of up to £45,000 over a 9 to 12-month funding period to social ventures for projects that can demonstrate how technology can be used to address social challenges.

For this funding round projects need to demonstrate how tech can be used when driven by equality.

To be eligible the social venture needs to have a working product or service that they will be testing and improving through continued user testing and increasingly rigorous social impact evaluation.  The funding is being provided through the Social Tech Trust’s Innovate Social Tech grant funding programme.

In addition, successful applicants will receive:

  • Technical assistance to support your growth, sustainability and capacity for transformative innovation, e.g. legal and business support, social impact measurement and reporting, marketing and communications.
  • Access to our extensive support networks, including mentors and investors.
  • A personal approach from the Social Tech Trust team – one that recognises the importance of flexibility for early-stage innovation.
  • Support to build your case for further investment.

Stage 1 applications are open from midday on Monday 2nd July until Wednesday 25th July 2018.

For those selected, Stage 2 applications will be open from Monday 6th August to Wednesday 29th August 2018. Investment decisions will be announced in October 2018.

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