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Digital Arts and Creative Ageing is now closed for applications.

Social Tech Seed returns this Autumn, watch this space for more info!

Our funding programmes

Current funding programmes

Social Tech Seed is an open investment programme that offers early-stage investment to entrepreneurs who are looking to develop new ventures using digital for social impact. This programme will provide funding and support to help entrepreneurs nurture, develop and test their ideas. - See more at: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/how-to-apply/our-investment-programmes-0#sthash.mvFTT9ku.dpuf

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing is a collaborative grant funding programme
developed by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation.  This programme
is all about improving engagement with the creative arts by older people
across the UK, with the associated benefits to general health and wellbeing
which such participation brings.

Applications are now closed. The deadline for Stage 2 applications, for those
invited to apply, is 20th September 2016.

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing highlights

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing provides funding and support to enable entrepreneurial organisations to demonstrate the potential of digital technologies to bring scale to service provision focused on extending access to the creative arts for those aged 65 and over.  Applicants should be able to provide early evidence of user value already delivered and explain how funding will be used to take their existing product or service to the next stage of development.

If your application is successful, you can expect to receive:

  • Grant funding for each project of up to £90,000 - depending on the requirements and the number of projects we choose to fund.   
  • Funder support for project delivery over an 18-month period.
  • A support package including mentoring, marketing & communications advice and networking opportunities.

Unlike many other investors, Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation:

  • Do not ask for an equity stake in your organisation, nor request loan repayments.
  • Allow successful ventures to retain any IP developed with our funding.


Social Tech Seed is now closed for applications and returns in the autumn.


Our projects

Our investments

We support ventures using digital tech for social impact. If you're interested in finding out more about the types of ventures we support, take a look at our current portfolio of projects. more >


News and events

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Read about our latest news, including announcements, funding programmes and project news, you can also find out about any upcoming Nominet Trust events.  more >


Latest research

The Personal (Computer) is Political

In our latest provocation paper, Dr Aleks Krotoski explores the importance of understanding how digital tools are made to help us recognise how they inform our everyday actions. more >

In this paper, Dr Aleks Krotoski explores the importance of such issues, looking at how an understanding of how digital tools are made can help us recognise how they afford, constrain and mediate our everyday actions. - See more at: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/knowledge-centre/articles/personal-computer-political#sthash.CUkZ1VzJ.dpuf