Apply for up to £3,000 to for projects using the most innovative Cambridgeshire-based technology to improve people’s lives.

The Cambridgeshire Technology Fund makes grants of up to £3,000 to support charitable projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough where the application of the most innovative technology improves people’s lives. Applications must meet and clearly demonstrate two key criteria: 

  • The use of the latest, innovative and creative technology
  • Technology must be developed and/or made in Cambridgeshire

Project examples:

  • Interactivity software for people who are blind/visually impaired and/or deaf/hard of hearing
  • Smart technology to assist people who are older to live more safely at home
  • Original app developments such as games testing that enables assessment of children’s hearing
  • Specialist voice-activated software to increase IT accessibility for people with learning disabilities
  • Multi-sensory theatre productions using vibration, directional sound and focused lighting

The fund will not cover:

  • Standard laptops or other IT equipment
  • Straightforward website improvements
  • Regular database or other software refreshes

Examples of Funded Projects

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust received £2,500 to improve an existing app to enable home assessment of children’s hearing while services are closed or reduced during the coronavirus pandemic.

Frozen Light received £2,000 to develop and tour a multi-sensory theatre production specially adapted for people with learning disabilities to Cambridge and Peterborough.

Rowan received £2,000 to provide digital equipment to allow 80 student artists with learning disabilities to work more independently.

Cam Sight received £2,081 to provide demonstrative digital equipment to help 50 people with vision loss/blindness learn how to use technology which can improve their well-being.

Who can apply?
Not-for-profit organisations

Maximum grant

Eligible area

1st February, 1st May, 1st August, 1st November

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