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
Social Tech Seed is open for Stage 1 applications
Social Tech Seed is an open grant-funding programme that offers entrepreneurial organisations early-stage investment to develop innovative projects harnessing the power of the internet and digital technologies to deliver significant social change.
The programme supports projects tackling pressing social challenges such as the environment and sustainability, education, employment and healthcare. Social Tech Seed will provide funding and support to help you demonstrate the social, user and financial value of your existing digital prototype.
Social Tech Seed highlights:
Social Tech Seed provides funding and support that enables entrepreneurial organisations with a basic, but functional, digital prototype to develop it into a more robust product or service and demonstrate its value to intended users and other stakeholders. If your application is successful, you can expect to receive:
Grant funding, typically between £15,000 and £50,000 for a project of 9-12 months’ duration
A support package including mentoring, marketing & comms advice and networking opportunities
Access to a discretionary fund of up to £5,000 should you need access to specific expertise to support your early-stage development
Unlike many other investors, Nominet Trust:
Does not ask for an equity stake, nor requests loan repayments
Allows successful ventures to retain any IP developed with our funding
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
Read about our latest news, including announcements, funding programmes and project news, you can also find out about any upcoming Nominet Trust events. more >
The Personal (Computer) is Political
In our latest provocation paper, Dr Aleks Krotoski explores the importance of understanding how digitaltools 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