Section: Digital

Here you will find a brief overview of funding opportunities potentially relevant to the third sector, including social enterprises.

Direct weblinks to these are located in the ‘Resources’ section at the end of this article.

Innovate UK – Open Innovation Challenges

They provide funding to projects which reduce demand by preventing ill health and increasing individual citizens’ ability to better manage their health or increase capacity by improving the quality of care provided within existing or reduced funding baselines.

  • Funding programme: Open Innovation Challenges
  • Organisation providing the funding: Innovate UK
  • Period the funding runs for: 10 funded challenges at different stages. Ongoing.
  • Funding range: up to £30,000 for Phase 1 (feasibility studies); up to £150,000 for Phase 2 (prototype development and testing).
  • Contactnss.innovation-scotland@nhs.net

 

SBRI: Thistle Assistance app to help people with disability use public transport

Organisations can apply for financial support to develop a mobile app to help people with disabilities when travelling on public transport.

  • Funding programme: SBRI Competitions
  • Organisation providing the funding: Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund.
  • Period the funding runs for: Registration closes on 2 January 2019, 12:00pm. Competition closes on 9 January 2019, 12:00pm.
  • Funding range: Successful phase 1 applicants will be able to apply for up to 2 R&D contracts. Up to £150,000 (including VAT) will be allocated for each contract.
  • Contact:Keith Fisken, Business Partner, SEStran: keith.fisken@sestran.gov.uk or support@innovateuk.ukri.org.

Note that the Lottery and other charitable funds are also potential sources of funding support.

Opinion

Opinion

Gamification in healthcare

Written by: Phillip Smy

Organisation: Pocket Sized Hands

Opinion

Opinion

Digital Discoverer: Anna Sort

Written by: Anna Sort

Organisation: PlayBenefit

Opinion

Opinion

Digital Discoverer Four: Paul Moore

Written by: Paul Moore

Case study

Case Study

Virtual Reality over the Doorstep

Case study

Case Study

Wellbeing points

Case study

Case Study

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