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Comic Relief – Safe Place to Be: Preventing Homelessness and Insecure Shelter

The Safe Place to Be fund is provided and administered by Comic Relief.

The funding is intended to support ‘locally rooted’ organisations working to prevent long-term homelessness and shelter insecurity in the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.

These particular countries have been selected as they have high levels of poverty, inequality and rising numbers of people who are homeless or living in insecure shelter with some track record of Government support and infrastructure to tackle these issues.

Comic Relief ‘believe’ that a tailored digital approach using a range of technologies (low or high tech) can contribute to preventing homelessness, and enable bigger, better and more ambitious services and solutions to be achieved. It will therefore consider supporting a small number of Social Tech projects.

Applicants will need to demonstrate that:

  • They understand how to manage a successful digital project
  • They have sound internal or external technical expertise in their management and delivery team.
  • At a minimum, some research into the need, demand and expected value of this digital project will have already taken place
  • The proposed solution is appropriate for the context in which they are working.
  • The project focuses on specific user needs in the design, delivery and development, with potential to improve or disrupt existing service models that offers scale or sustainability.

Applications will be accepted from 15 August until 1 October 2018.

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