Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief team up in £2.4 million Tech for Good programme


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Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced a renewed three-year partnership, with £2.4 million in total funding for the Tech for Good programme. Running in 2017 and 2018, Tech for Good supports non-profit organisations that ‘use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services’.

The Tech for Good programme will commence through 2021, co-funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief. ‘As part of the programme, funded partners are offered a monetary award alongside access to support from experts and advisors, as well as the opportunity to collaborate and share learning with other teams.’

Braille e-reader funded in 2017

Projects funded in the past include a Braille e-reader, an online help platform for girls experiencing domestic abuse, and a digital wheelchair fitting and customisation service. Over the past two years, twenty-three organisations have received funding for their innovative tech ideas.

In response to the programme’s initial success, Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of Paul Hamlyn Foundation says, ‘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.’

Liz Warner, CEO of Comic Relief, comments, ‘We are delighted to be announcing this 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.’

Applications for the next round of funding will be accepted until 25 March 2019. For more information, visit the Tech for Good website.

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