We help charities and social impact organisations to make the fullest use of digital technology in order to be as responsive and resilient as possible.

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What we do

We are a charity helping organisations use digital for social good, accelerating their agency, presence and influence in the technologies that affect us all. 

We work with organisations to help them embed digital and design across their services, strategy and governance - and with sector leaders and funders to create an environment which supports and encourages this.

Until April 2024, CAST also incubated Catalyst, a network working to collectively realise a digitally enabled and resilient social sector.

In my experience, you can approach CAST with high expectations, and have them comfortably exceeded. They are a team who deliver. I like working with CAST as they combine real digital expertise with an understanding of the dynamics of the social sector. I'd recommend them for anyone who wants to put technology and users at the heart of their work, and to see results quickly Kieron Boyle, CEO of Guy's & St Thomas' Charity

How we do it

We work directly with charities and social impact organisations, helping them to become more responsive to the changing needs, behaviours and expectations of the individuals and communities they serve, more test-driven in the way that they deliver value to those audiences - and more confident in embedding digital principles into their organisational strategy, culture and services.

Take a look at Our Work for more information on all our services currently available.

We also work closely with organisations within the wider support infrastructure - funders, trusts and foundations; training and advisory bodies; government; policy and advocacy collectives; influential partners; sector leaders and digital, data and design agencies and specialists - to radically improve the quality, range and uptake of social organisations’ digital tools, training, funding and advice.

Take a look at Our Work with Funders and Partners for further information.

Our mission

It is our mission to ensure that every UK social impact organisation has the knowledge, confidence and opportunity to harness the full power of digital. Our work in removing barriers, identifying opportunities, devising initiatives and sparking connections enables organisations to become stronger and more sustainable within themselves - and more responsive to the changing needs, behaviours and expectations of their communities.

By building the digital capacity of social sector organisations, CAST helps them to become better equipped to thrive in the face of rapid social, economic and technological change.

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