The Techies in Residence (TiR) Programme is open for applications! The Programme brings together social challenges from charities and social enterprises with digital technology professionals to produce innovative digital products and services that have potential for deep social impact.
The Programme which was originally designed by Building Change Trust has supported 19 innovative projects across Northern Ireland since it was launched in 2015. It sees VCSE organisations matched with tech professionals to help them solve a social challenge using digital technology and will be delivered by Innovate NI in partnership with the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.
With Building Change Trust completing its mission at the end of this year, the Techies in residence Programme is continuing to offer support after Comic Relief made funding of £150,000 available to the Community Foundation for another round of applications.
How the Programme works
By matching relevant VCSE organisations with tech talent, TiR is about using cross-sectoral collaboration and the latest technology to introduce and embed new ways of thinking and working to solve problems. The combined social know-how of the VCSE sector and the digital acumen of the tech sector hold huge potential to develop impactful and scalable digital responses to a variety of social problems in Northern Ireland and further afield. Check out the case studies section for examples of previous projects supported.
Who can apply
Any VCSE organisation can apply through simply submitting a challenge they want to work on where they feel digital technology and innovation support could help enhance their social impact. The application deadline will be 5pm on Friday 7th December 2018.