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.

Tech to Unite Us

This £0.5m grant fund focuses on equality, aiming to fund projects that explore tech to “increase access, opportunity or quality of outcomes in terms of wealth, health, education, political participation, community engagement or social justice.”

Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund

The CATS Fund is expected to  give third sector organisations with a role in the local rollout of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 the opportunity to apply for small grants to improve their capacity to do so, with a focus on transforming systems such as IT, accounting, data collection, data protection and recording.

  • Funding programme: The Carers Act Transformation Support (CATS) Fund
  • Organisation providing the funding: Scottish Government, administered by SCVO
  • Period the funding runs for: deadline for applications is 3 August 2018 (5 pm).
  • Funding range: up to £10,000 for single applications. Larger awards might be available for collaborations.
  • Contact: 0141 465 7537 or carers@scvo.org.uk.

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

 

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

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