Tech vs Abuse
4th July 2019 (CLOSED)
Comic Relief created the Tech vs Abuse fund in 2017. It was a small targeted fund for technological innovation and creative digital solutions, to improve the safety of women and girls affected by domestic abuse.
The second and current round is jointly funded by the Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Clothworkers' Foundation, with £600,000 in grant funding.
The funding aims to support eligible non-profit organisations committed to improving their digital services to enable people to recognise abuse sooner, find the right information at the right time, access real-time services, stay safe and rebuild their lives. The funding is for early stages of development.
Who can apply:
Not-for-profit organisations based in the UK and with a minimum income of £75,000 and a maximum income of £10 million can apply.
Proposals will be considered from experienced organisations from all sectors with proposed solutions targeted at anyone affected by abuse. This includes all survivors (female and male and LGBTQ+ groups), friends and family, professionals and perpetrators.
The funders are actively encouraging cross-sector partnerships and collaborative proposals, particularly those with specialist organisations taking a lead role, or those which address sector barriers that prevent the delivery of effective services.
How much can you apply for:
Grants of up to £50,000 over 12 months are available. Bids in partnership or consortia can apply for up to £75,000.