Services for Funders

We're helping funders to incorporate digital into their grant-making strategy, programmes and practices

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

Read our Funder+ blog

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

Previous projects

Helping Esmée Fairbairn sort funding applications faster

Esmée Fairbairn

We helped Esmée Fairbairn develop a tool to help them filter out ineligible funding applications.

Supporting charities working against domestic abuse

Comic Relief
The Haven
Neontribe

We supported 10 charities funded by Comic Relief to develop digital services to tackle issues around domestic violence and abuse, whilst minimising the associated risks.