£5,000 - £60,000
20 Sep 2021
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External Funding Opportunity - Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response

There are two funding streams

1.The Discovery Programme - Deadline 7th September 2020, 5pm

  • This programme is an excellent learning and development opportunity for nonprofits looking to progress their digital ambitions.
  • Four weeks of funding and support, as part of a cohort of 8-10 organisations with a similar level of digital maturity, to understand and research the problem you are trying to address.
  • You will work with a digital partner to identify the needs and behaviours of your community, and how digital, data and design can best support them.
  • You will receive a £5,000 grant to cover the cost of one member of your team full time, or a number of people who, between them, are working on the programme for 20 days. This is to ensure you get the most out of the programme, and are able to complete all the key activities. It should also allow a couple of additional days' time at the end of the programme to help put into practice some of the next steps identified in Week Four.
  • During this programme you will capture your learning in a report or, if appropriate, develop a brief for further digital/design/data support.
  • If you find you’re able to solve your problem using existing digital tools or resources, you’ll learn how to use and embed these into your organisation.


2.The Development Programme - Deadline 20th September 2020, 5pm

Organisations that can show they have already been through a Discovery process will be eligible to move directly to Development.

  • 10 weeks of funding and support to build on the learnings from discovery and develop a solution to your validated problem area.
  • The programme runs for 10 weeks: 1 week to get ready, 8 weeks working time, 1 week to wrap up.
  • You are invited to apply for up to £60,000, which will be a mix of grant funding and support from a digital agency/expert.

Who can apply?

  • Organisations must be non profit
  • For all programmes, organisations must be part of a formal or informal network of ten or more other charities committed to proactively sharing learning from the programme within their group.
  • Organisations must not have received any other COVID-19 funding towards addressing this challenge.
  • Organisations must be working with given specific groups.


How to apply?

You will need to create a SurveyMonkey Apply account in order to create and submit your application.

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