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How to apply

Applying for funding

The Social Tech Seed fund is now closed for Stage 1 applications.

We aim to respond to all applications by 16th April. The Stage 2 deadline, for those who are invited to apply, is 7th May.

About our Social Tech Seed investment progamme
Social Tech Seed supports entrepreneurs that are focusing their talent and technology on tackling some of the big social issues in sectors including education, employability and health care.  The programme will offer up to £50,000 in funding, as well as business support, to nurture, develop and test early-stage ventures using digital for social impact.

If you are interested in finding out more about the types of ventures we fund, then take a look at our current portfolio.

We are looking for applications that demonstrate the potential of technology to tackle some of the big social issues in sectors including education, employability, healthcare and the environment. - See more at: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/our-investment-programmes/social-tech-seed#sthash.6nX4jEnq.dpuf


Investment programmes

Social Tech Seed

Our Social Tech Seed fund offers early-stage support to social tech ventures. Applications are now closed. Stage 2 applications will open on 14th April, for those invited to apply. more >


In What we support

Supporting young people

The Digital Edge is an investment programme, from Nominet Trust, to fund projects that apply the imaginative use of digital technology to support young people. more >


In Latest research

Charities' use of the internet

Our most recent State of the Art review, explores what it takes to start, or develop, uses of the internet that support charities in working towards their own organisational mission.
more >

Top tips for applying

Carry out some consumer research to demonstrate that there is demand for what your project aims to deliver. This research can then be presented as evidence of demand in your application.  more tips >
Ensure your project’s objectives are closely aligned with our programmes of focus. In all cases, make sure you demonstrate how the internet can be used to improve the lives of individuals and communities.  more tips >
Tell us a little about yourself, so we can be confident that you are a dependable organisation for us to invest in  more tips >
Make sure you think about how you could evaluate your project as part of the planning process.  Thinking about how you will measure your success can really help focus your proposal. Read about our evaluation approach for more information    more tips >
Make sure you take a look at the case studies of our current and past projects.  When completing your applciation, think about and explain why and how your project is different, or builds upon earlier work.  more tips >
Make sure you tell us about any other funders you have approached or partners that are prepared to match-fund your project.  more tips >
Don't forget the VAT. If you need to pay VAT then make sure you factor it into the total amount of funding you request.  more tips >
Be clear on your project outputs and outcomes – and who will benefit from your project and how. Remember to identify outcomes that are measurable and relate directly to your project's aims.  more tips >
Have you delivered projects of a similar nature? Tell us a bit about them: the successes you had and what you learnt.  more tips >
Give yourself as much time as possible. Plan ahead, complete and submit your application before the published deadlines for each funding round.  more tips >