Trusts and foundations play a vital role in realising the potential of digital technology to improve lives. We work with them to build stronger tech for good programmes and support grantees with practical training in user-centred, digital service design.
Ways we can help
Supporting Funder+ Programmes
Funder+ programmes combine funding with support for maximum impact. We work with grantees to embed digital in their organisational strategy, culture and services. We provide hands-on support and leverage our network of trusted partners to help nonprofits supercharge their progress within a funding period.
“CAST is a key agency operating in the ‘Tech for Good’ sector and has worked with Comic Relief in supporting not-for-profit organisations that we fund, enabling them to explore how to transform their services using digital technology. The CAST team are friendly, efficient, and responsive. They bring rich experience of building the digital capacity of hundreds of social enterprises, supporting them to embed digital and user-centred design into their strategy, culture, and services.”
Billy Dann, Head of Influence, Impact & Investment Directorate, Comic Relief
Supporting the assessment of digital projects
Drawing on our extensive experience of funding tech for good, we help funders in assessing and supporting digital projects.
Using digital for more effective grant-making
We support funders to apply digital technology to improve their assessment, monitoring and management of grants.
“We worked with CAST to design a tool that would give applicants a more realistic understanding of what we would and would not fund. We were encouraged to build and test it with our users – doing this alongside applicants wasn’t always comfortable, and forced us to put ourselves in their shoes. So far we’ve cut applications by a third, meaning almost 1,000 organisations have saved time that would otherwise have been wasted.”
Gina Crane, Communications and Learning Manager, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation