The Innovation and Digital Accelerator was developed by CAST for Sport England’s B2022 Fund, and designed to help National Governing Bodies across England harness the power and flexibility of digital and design, to help more people from more communities access and enjoy sport.

The programme wrapped up in June 2023 after 12 months of activity; take a look at the dedicated Innovation and Digital Accelerator Medium for programme information, as well as expert blogs on topics including open working, data, user research and journey mapping.

A nine month programme supporting nine charities using tech for social good, funded by Comic Relief and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Take a look at our archive blogs detailing what we learned from supporting Tech for Good grantees, and what Hestia, stem4, AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) and Bipolar UK learned from the programme.

Tech Vs Abuse was a twelve month programme supporting charities funded by Comic Relief, Emsée Fairbairn, and the Clothworkers Foundation to develop digital products and services to tackle issues around domestic violence and abuse.

Read more about Tech vs Abuse; discover how SafeLives and On Our Radar developed the Draw the Line mobile platform; read human connection tips from programme participants the British Institute for Human Rights and find out how the programme supercharged Aanchal’s vision for connected community.

Tech for Good Build was a programme designed by CAST and funded by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The programme - which offered grants of up to £70,000 over a nine-month period between June 2021 and February 2022 - supported non-profits to define, develop or re-purpose digital tools, platforms and products that met a social need or challenge.

Read about the programme participants, and find out how you can access the same tools and processes they used throughout their journey.

A £5 million National Lottery programme delivered by CAST to address urgent issues which affect the most vulnerable. Take a look at the Festival of Learning section of the Catalyst site for more than curated posters sharing insights and reusable tools from charities who completed the programme.

The CAST YouTube channel also features a number of videos from the programme, including participants sharing user research and ways of working insights, and The Hyde Foundation discussing the development of their award-winning Universal Credit tool. You can also find a wealth of programme information and resources on the open access Notion hub.

Explore consisted of early stage digital funding and tailored support over 12 weeks to help charities explore digital service delivery challenges and prototype solutions.

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The first Fuse programme took place in 2016. Participants have included NCT, Action for Children, Breast Cancer Care, Parkinson's UK and Law Centres Network. The programme acts as an accelerator for social sector organisations, helping them create scalable and sustainable digital products that improve their service delivery and drive down costs. Fuse merges the fast-paced development approach of lean and agile start-ups with the scale, networks and reputation of these established social organisations. The programme supports the digital transformation of charities through the creation of new, effective digital products and services, with further support provided after the initial work. Read more on the Fuse Medium channel.

Digital Fellowship

The Digital Fellowship was launched in 2016; past participants have included Law Centres Network, Safe Lives, Quaker Social Action, Wales Co-Op and Roundabout.

The Digital Fellowship is a unique opportunity for senior charity staff to develop a better understanding and use of digital technology and the implications of digital on the organisation's strategy and work. It supports them to become leaders of their organisation’s - and indeed the sector’s - digital development, including exploring how best to respond to emerging technologies such as AI.

Fellows gain an in-depth understanding of how digital technologies can best support their missions, a good grasp of the processes of digital innovation and design, support with building and implementing a digital strategy, a strong network of other charity leaders, direct access to tech experts and supporters - and the skills to support their respective organisations and wider networks in realising the potential of digital technology for social change. In addition, their organisations gain experience designing and building a new digital product or service.

The Fellowship takes the form of a progressive action learning set, where the Fellows develop by working with digital domain experts, designing digital products and using methodologies and tools that can be applied immediately in an organisation to improve service delivery, reduce costs and free up staff time.