October 2019

In partnership with Microsoft and Microsoft for Start-ups, Social Tech Trust launch their second AI for Good Accelerator Programme.  The programme supports the organisation’s vision to transform lives with tech and sees the welcome return of the collaboration between the organisations bringing together their social tech, AI and business expertise. More>

September 2019

As some of us were brushing away the back to school blues this month, awards and recognition for our venture portfolio came rolling in. More>

August 2019

Social Tech Trust CEO, Ed Evans has been invited to be one of 6 Judges to sit on the expert Judging Panel. Ed’s involvement in the programme supports the Trust’s belief that tech can reach its transformative potential when driven by social purpose and can shift society towards more connected, inclusive and empowered communities, where everyone has the power to make change. More>

February 2019

Eleven ventures will join the four-month immersive accelerator programme to develop their AI for good solutions.  All ventures taking part have a social mission and are focused in the areas of either AI for accessibility or AI for environmental sustainability. The programme, developed in partnership with Microsoft, will help demonstrate that the biggest opportunity for AI is not for AI to shape our future, but for people to shape AI to make the future we want to see. More>

Vodafone UK today announced the winners of the first Vodafone Techstarter awards, shining a light on the start-ups developing technology solutions with a social purpose. The Techstarter programme has been created in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation and Social Tech Trust, the UK’s leading dedicated supporter of socially motivated tech ventures. More>

January 2019

Social Tech Trust, the UK’s leading dedicated supporter of socially motivated tech ventures has received the backing of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to set up the Social Tech Venture Fund. More>

Vodafone has today announced the finalists for its inaugural Vodafone Techstarter awards. The programme aims to uncover and develop ideas that harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health, education, environmental protection or social mobility. More>

November 2018

Social Tech Trust CEO, Vicki Hearn, has decided to step down at the end of 2018 after almost four years at the helm. Deputy CEO and Investment Director, Ed Evans will take over the role of CEO in January 2019. More>

Social Tech Trust - a leading charity dedicated to socially motivated tech, has today announced £400,000 in funding to nine inspiring ventures. All demonstrate how tech can reach its transformative potential when it’s driven to realise one of the greatest opportunities of our time - equality. These pioneering, early stage innovations complement the purpose of Social Tech Trust – to transform lives with tech. More>

September 2018

Vodafone, today launched a new UK technology award programme - Vodafone Techstarter More>

July 2018

The inaugural grant fund of the Trust’s Innovate Social Tech programme will support up to 10 ambitious ventures using tech in inspirational and transformative ways. More>

June 2018

This new report shares insights from Digital Reach, a pilot programme developed to support the UK's efforts to increase digital skills among some of the UK's most disadvantaged young people. More>

May 2018

Building on ten years of grant making in socially motivated tech, Nominet Trust evolves as Social Tech Trust. More>

March 2018

DigitalAgenda today announces the 14 winners of the 2018 Impact Awards – celebrating tech-for-good innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us. More>

February 2018

The impact of tech on our lives often comes under a harsh spotlight. However, a new report by Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech investor, highlights the tech trends that are set to transform our lives for the better. More>

January 2018

After ten years as their corporate foundation, Nominet and the Trust have agreed that the most effective way to scale our social impact is by establishing our independence from Nominet. More>

November 2017

Workfinder enables young people to filter preferences, share recommendations and connect with great companies in as little as five minutes. More>

A new fund – worth up to £20 million - has been launched to invest in ventures which can disrupt the energy, finance and insurance markets and provide alternative services to millions of people on low incomes hit by the poverty premium. More>

October 2017

The search is now on for the best of UK technology for good, as DigitalAgenda opens entries to the 2018 Impact Awards, sponsored by Nominet Trust. More>

July 2017

Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has increased the number of Trustees on its Board with the appointment of Hannah Keartland as Honorary Treasurer. More>

BAFTA have announced the winners of the 2017 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition in association with Nominet Trust, at a prestigious awards ceremony. More>

Over £600,000 awarded to develop digital skills pilots supporting vulnerable young people in the UK, through Nominet Trust's new Digital Reach programme. More>

Creative England and Nominet Trust announce that Northcoders and Turinglab are the first companies to receive support from the £1million iAMDigital Fund that invests in new and established SMEs working to close the digital skills gap for people currently excluded from our digital-by-default society. More>

June 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the finalists in a nation-wide competition to find the game designers of the future, and the educators who inspire them. More>

May 2017

Nominet Trust has awarded £450,000 of follow-on funding to help accelerate the development of three tech for good ventures through their Social Tech Growth programme. More>

Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards recognises ground-breaking orchestra for its contribution to empowering young musicians and inspiring wider participation in music creation. More>

Social tech startup Alice has launched a new tool allowing charities to increase donations by showing donors exactly what impact their money makes. The first appeal to use the new funding platform is a pilot run by St Mungo’s, the homelessness charity, to help 15 people sleeping rough in London rebuild their lives. More>

Nearly £375,000 awarded to eight ‘tech for good’ ventures in the seventh round of Social Tech Seed funding. More>

March 2017

A new national initiative celebrating digital innovations making a positive impact on the way the UK lives, learns and does business, announced 12 winners at its inaugural awards ceremony today. More>

Bethnal Green Ventures celebrates the fifth anniversary of its accelerator by announcing £1.3m new investment from Big Society Capital, Nominet Trust and Nesta. More>

February 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is calling for entries for the 2017 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition, in association with Nominet Trust, which aims to inspire the UK’s game designers and game-makers of the future by giving young people the chance to design and make their own game. More>

January 2017

Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, and The Baring Foundation, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for disadvantaged groups, have today announced the five organisations that will receive a total of £406,231 in funding to develop new innovations to engage the over 65s in the creative arts. More>

December 2016

The 2016 NT100 has been revealed - a celebration of the 100 most inspiring social innovations using digital technology to drive social change around the world. More>

Championing the global pioneers making a personal stand against the world’s most pressing social challenges and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps. More>

July 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the winners of the 2016 BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition in association with Nominet Trust, at a prestigious awards ceremony at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London. More>

The Digital Arts & Creative Ageing programme will support projects using tech as a medium or tool to engage the over 65s in the creative arts. More>

May 2016

Open Utility unveils the power of Piclo, Britain’s first online peer‐ to‐peer marketplace for renewable energy. More>

September 2015

The Eden Project is joining Piclo, a revolutionary trial challenging the energy industry norms for electricity choice and efficiency. More>