Funding opportunities in health, tech, young people and older people’s care

Here’s a selection of funding opportunities we’ve picked up from various bulletins and newsletters over the past couple of weeks:

1.  The Nominet Trust’s Social Tech Seed is an open grant-funding programme that offers entrepreneurial organisations early-stage investment to develop innovative projects harnessing the power of the internet and digital technologies to deliver significant social change. The programme supports projects tackling pressing social challenges such as the environment and sustainability, education, employment and healthcare. Social Tech Seed will provide funding and support to help you demonstrate the social, user and financial value of your existing digital prototype.

2.  Comic Relief, in partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, has launched a Tech for Good Programme to support projects that use software and digital technology as a part of a solution to addressing any of the Comic Relief’s UK Main Fund themes of Empowering Women and Girls, Investing in Children and Young People, Building Stronger Communities, Improving Health and Wellbeing. This programme aims to support not-for-profit organisations that use software and digital technology to create social change. Applicants must already have some technical expertise and capacity to enact social change using digital technologies.  Details SCVO website.

3.  Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations has announced that a further round of funding is now available via the Sandwell Early Help Innovation Fund (SEHIF). The purpose of the Fund is to enable local voluntary groups and not-for-profit /charitable organisations to deliver preventative, community-based interventions for children and families in Sandwell. → Details SCVO website.

4.  The Peter Cruddas Foundation offers grants for projects that support disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the UK. Registered charities as well as organisations and individuals supported by registered charities can apply. The Foundation gives priority to projects focused on pathways into education, training and employment. There are no minimum or maximum grants and projects can be funded for more than one year. No funding for Capital Projects. The next closing date for application is the 1st March 2017.  Details SCVO website.

5.  BVSC has announced that funding to support activities for carers is available from the Birmingham Better Care Fund. The Fund is looking for local charities and community groups that can make good things happen for carers in their area, in line with the Carers Strategy. Funding of between £500 and £25,000 is available and the deadline for proposals is Friday 21st October 2016. Full details BVSC website. Details BVSC website.

With thanks to the organisations that originally circulated these notices.

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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