Trusts, foundations and other partners play a vital role in realising the potential of digital technology to improve lives.
We work with funders to build stronger tech for good programmes and connections - and support grantees with practical training in user-centred, digital service design.
We are open to hearing from any funders or partners interested in working together on long-term programmes or short-term consultancy projects: we can offer modular support on project management, ways of working, MEL (monitoring, evaluation and learning), user-centred research and design, co-production, service delivery - and more.
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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.
GrantAdvisor UK is a free platform designed to facilitate dialogue between grantseekers and grantmakers. Funders are invited to add their organisation to the GrantAdvisor UK site, in order to gather insights that will help refine their systems in line with applicants’ needs.
We communicate directly with funders to help them navigate the GrantAdvisor platform and make the most of the insights and feedback available. We also collaborate with organisations such as IVAR to synthesise key themes and needs - and ensure that the latest best practice advice is made available to funders.
We provide a range of bespoke consultancy services which include modular support on project management, ways of working, MEL (monitoring, evaluation and learning), user-centred research and design, co-production, service delivery - and much more.
We also have extensive experience helping funders in assessing and supporting digital projects and applying digital technology to improve their assessment, monitoring and management of grants.
Ways we have supported funders
Helping Esmee Fairbairn sort funding applications fasterRead more
Working with IVAR to understand voluntary organisations' use of technologyRead more
Supporting charities working against domestic abuseRead more
Working with Trust for London to help redesign their grant making processesRead more
Testimonials from funders
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
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