Tim Glynne-Jones

Jun 27, 2019, 8:00 AM

Nesta Challenges puts up £1m to tackle social isolation through technology

Nesta Challenges is inviting charities and social enterprises to bid for grants from a £1m fund, called the Tech to Connect Challenge, launched to help the development of tech-based solutions to social isolation.

Applicants are required to explain a problem within social isolation and submit their idea for a technological solution. Seven finalists will be chosen from the initial assessment and taken through a programme of guided support over five months. This will include user research, designing a prototype and implementation plan and then developing a working prototype. The final assessment will produce a winner and two runners up.

The Tech to Connect Challenge is part of the DCMS Let’s Talk Loneliness campaign, which launched in June. 

Applications close on Wednesday 7th August

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