Comic Relief has announced that it is partnering with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Clothworkers Foundation to launch a second round of its Tech vs Abuse funding programme in late May.
The first round of the Tech vs Abuse fund took place in 2017 and 10 organisations received funding.
Comic Relief reports that ‘… the first round resulted in the creation of the design challenges, a set of solutions that would make the most immediate difference to people affected by domestic abuse. Applicant organisations were invited and prompted to address one of these design challenges in their proposals.’
‘This next iteration of the funding programme will revisit and update these design challenges…’
The second round will be making £600,000 available in grants to encourage technological innovation and creative digital solutions to improve the safety of women and girls affected by domestic abuse.
It is expected that up to 12 organisations will receive a ‘monetary award’ of up to £50,000 for 12 months. In addition, they will also receive access to support from experts and advisors as well as the opportunity to collaborate and share learning with other organisations in the cohort.
Further details will be published closer to the launch date.
The application window is expected to open in late May 2019.