Practical Participation aims to advance the conversation on opening up philanthropy and charity funding data.
Accessing information Through a series of short ‘research sprints’ their Joined Up Philanthropy project will explore the data collected, published and demanded on funding flows by UK philanthropists, charities and voluntary associations and develop draft standards for open data on philanthropy.
Although common standards on data sharing within international aid exist, and there’s been progress on the representation of information from foundations, the UK lacks accessible, reliable and timely data on funding flows to social organisations.
‘Wikid’ is a simple idea with huge pedagogical potential.
Engaging users Although Wikipedia is the largest and most used knowledge base on the planet, and, with 365M users, is the world’s sixth most popular website, it is essentially a flat knowledge experience. That is, from an educator’s point of view it lacks any active learning components or assessment tools.
Sienna Says is an engaging digital arts & culture show to inspire children's creativity.
Promoting creativity With content created by record labels, museums and designers it aims to stimulate 6-12 year olds’ imaginations with entertainment of much higher aesthetic standards than this demographic is traditionally served.
The Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust is gunning for a step change in social housing’s use of data by launching Housing Data Everything, the largest-ever housing dataset.
Increasing transparency Most of our most vulnerable groups, people on low-income living on pensions and benefits, live in social housing – and the housing sector delivers a huge social impact for them. But while it would have much to gain in terms of service delivery, transparency, accountability, and increased impact from using it better, housing lags massively behind other sectors in terms of digital capability.
Eleven teams complete intensive mentoring programme to win significant investment and ongoing business support
11th September 2013
London 11 September, 2013 – Eleven winners of the Tech for Good Challenge have today been unveiled as England’s most innovative and disruptive early-stage ventures whose imaginative use of digital technology promises to have a profound impact on the future life chances of young people.
This challenge forms part of Big Issue Invest and Nominet Trust’s commitment to turning the traditional funding and CSR model on its head by ensuring corporations truly engage with the ventures in which they are investing.
myGOSH will provide free entertainment and access to information for patients and their families in Great Ormond Street Hospital
Opening communications myGOSH is a digital environment that will provide free entertainment, communication tools and medical information for many of the 220,000 children who receive treatment at GOSH each year and their families. Currently, patients and their parents endure frequently long and stressful spells in hospital without access in the internet, preventing them from communicating with friends, family and work, enjoying online entertainment, or even being able to research the child’s medical condition.
Go ON Gold, our major national campaign to raise awareness of the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing computers, the internet and the digital age, is coming to its formal end.
Funded generously by Nominet Trust for 18 months, our funding period came to an end on 30 August and we are now winding down our activities - which have included making videos, collating resources online for all relevant audiences and building a big partnership network to promote the campaign.