Social tech

Tech for good

We believe digital technology has the power to accelerate positive social change by helping people, organisations and communities do a better job.

Comic Relief is a sector leader in funding Social Tech in the UK. We offer one of the only grant funding opportunities for social tech projects at any stage of their digital journey. We are committed to building the social tech ecosystem, which means both helping other funders become confident in funding tech projects, and helping social organisations become confident in using digital.

Our role has included all stages of funding, from designing the programmes, making and managing grants, evaluating initiatives, and sharing lessons with the sector.

We encourage the use and development of technology across each of the 4 themes we work in. Here are the social tech specific programmes currently running.

Tech for Good

A partnership programme with Paul Hamlyn Foundation Tech for Good has run for three years, funding organisations to make digital transformation to offer better services to their beneficiaries using technology, designed with the user needs at the heart.

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Tech vs Abuse

A partnership programme with three other organisations, to find out what role digital technologies can play in helping to support people affected by abuse in the UK.

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HIV in the UK: Think Digital

A partnership programme with M-A-C AIDS Fund which aims to support organisations that are using technology in innovative ways to respond to the UK’s changing HIV landscape.

If you’re looking for the longlist of top 40 applicants to the latest 2018 - 2019 round of Tech for Good, and their proposal videos, you can download it here.

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