Social Tech Trust, in partnership with GoodTech Ventures, Catch22, and Unity Ventures, is proud to announce the selection of ten promising ventures for the second cohort of the GoodTech Ventures Accelerator. This program supports impact-led startups, providing them with the resources and guidance needed to create a lasting positive impact on society. The accelerator is funded by Ufi VocTech Trust, Microsoft, and the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.More>

Rob Tashima, an existing Trustee with a robust background in impact investment and innovation, will assume the role of Chair of Trustees, succeeding Bill Liao, who has come to the limit of his term as a Trustee after a decade of invaluable leadership and guidance. Russell Johnstone, a seasoned legal expert in the tech and communications sector, will step into the newly established position of Vice Chair. Both appointments come at a pivotal time as the Trust continues to champion the intersection of tech innovation, inclusive investment and social impact. More>

12 ventures have been selected as the first cohort to take part in the GoodTech Ventures Accelerator – a new programme supporting impact-led start-ups. The programme is delivered by Catch22 in partnership with Social Tech Trust and Unity Ventures with funding and support from Ufi VocTech Trust, Microsoft and the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. More>

Social Tech Trust is thrilled to announce its collaboration with the TRANSFORM Support Hub, powered by MovingWorlds, in a strategic partnership to propel the social venture movement towards a more sustainable and equitable world. More>

We are thrilled to announce that Social Tech Trust is partnering with Challenge Works to support teams competing in the Longitude Prize on Dementia to develop working prototypes of new assistive technologies to help people living with dementia remain independent for longer.More>

We are thrilled to announce that the Social Tech Trust has been shortlisted for the prestigious Catalyst 2030 Awards in the Leaders in Trust category. This remarkable recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to leveraging technology for social transformation and aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals. More>

We're excited to unveil a new partnership to unlock tech innovation across social and public services. Introducing the GoodTech Ventures Community and Accelerator, a cross-sector initiative dedicated to nurturing emerging tech solutions that drive transformative social impact for people and communities. More>

We are delighted to welcome Mehjabeen Patrick to our committed Board.  Mehjabeen’s appointment brings additional investment and finance experience to our established Board as we continue to build our investment and programmatic activity to help ventures deliver equality outcomes throughout society.More>

We are thrilled to share our newest social investment tool to help funders identify and support innovative social tech startups that are actively addressing systemic inequalities.More>

The Social Tech Amplifier will support 11 tech ventures with a focus on developing and implementing tech solutions to help tackle youth employment. Meet the ventures. More>

The Social Tech Amplifier, is set to mobilise the power and energy of tech ventures in public service delivery to help young people access jobs and navigate the future of work.More>

10 social tech ventures, 3 months, one goal; creating a positive environmental impact through the power of Artificial Intelligence. More>

Ten companies focused on finding solutions to reduce carbon emissions and waste, preserve water and protect ecosystems have been selected to take part in Microsoft’s AI for Environmental Sustainability Accelerator programme. More>

We are thrilled to announce that we have become a signatory of the Diversity Forum’s Manifesto.More>

Listening to Founders – Designing Approaches for Investing in Social Tech, shares insights from 23 Social Tech ventures exploring the current funding landscape for Social Impact initiatives and what can be done to help ventures scale their impact. More>

Applications to our 2022 AI for AI for Environmental Sustainability in partnership with the Met Office and Microsoft are now open, apply before the 13th of Feb.More>

We’re recruiting for three exceptional leaders to deliver our ambitious growth strategy. Do you have what it takes? More>

Impact investor Social Tech Trust has made a revenue-based investment in Xploro as part of a broader drive to increase the availability and access to flexible and inclusive finance, and meet the needs of diverse, purpose-driven tech ventures as they grow. More>

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Maria A. Nelson to our Board today. Maria complements our nine existing Board members, five of whom joined us in December 2021, further diversifying the group’s skills, life experiences and backgrounds, which will undoubtedly enrich our work. More>

We’re thrilled to have been selected for Big Society Capital’s Ideas for Impact programme, working in partnership with two fantastic organisations – Catch 22 and Hatch Enterprise. More>

Thirteen companies who are helping the UK’s healthcare, manufacturing and resource sectors recover from the impact of COVID-19 have been chosen to join the AI for Social Impact 2021 programme - a partnership between Social Tech Trust and Microsoft. More>

This spring, we bring you three fantastic events, one insightful podcast and a thought provoking Green Paper guaranteed to get you thinking. You can sign up to our newsletter from the foot of our homepage or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. More>

We are thrilled to announce that Social Tech Trust is part of the Access Foundation's ‘Flexible Finance Recovery’ programme.  More>

The new appointments support a refresh of the Trust’s strategy, which brings a sharper focus on demonstrating the potential for social transformation to drive tech;  increasing access to the flexible and inclusive funding that ventures need to grow; and increasing collaboration between social and tech focused organisations to deliver impact at scale. More>

Social Tech Trust AI for Good alumni venture, Recycleye secures £1.2 million in seed funding. The intelligent waste management start-up was one of eleven ventures to take part in the Trust's 2020 AI for Good programme, in partnership with Microsoft and Microsoft for Startups. More>

AI for Social Impact is open for applications! Building on our previous AI for Good Programmes, we’re teaming up with Microsoft and Microsoft for Start-ups for a third year – this time through the AI for Social Impact Programme. The programme will support ventures which will help us recover better and faster from the impact of COVID-19 - shaping the future of UK healthcare and manufacturing industries. More>

Joined online by an audience spanning the social tech ecosystem, the virtual event showcased the eleven purpose-led ventures all using AI to make a positive impact on either the earth, accessibility, humanitarian action, and cultural heritage.More>

As technology continues to play a vital role in addressing the challenges we face, we’re incredibly proud to share an update on how we’ve been supporting purpose-led ventures to transform lives with tech. Read 'Our Impact Journey' - a reflection of our work from the past two years. More>

In this interactive session, Social Tech Trust Impact Manager, Natalie Tucker, will share our insights from working directly with over 300 socially motivated ventures and offer you practical tips for managing your own impact. More>

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on almost every aspect of our lives and an immediate impact on many of the social tech ventures that we support. The uncertain future is challenging, but we want to reassure the organisations we work with that we’re here to support you through these difficult times. More>

Two of the capital’s most innovative tech companies have won vital funding from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, after responding to his call to tackle key challenges facing the capital. The winners were selected from more than 125 entrants to the second round of the Civic Innovation Challenge, delivered in partnership with Social Tech Trust and Microsoft. More>

Eight of the capital’s innovative tech start-ups have been shortlisted for funding from the Mayor of London's Civic Innovation Challenge, to counter violent extremism online and to help make the planning system more accessible. More>

Companies that aim to transform how we recycle, make websites more accessible for people who are Deaf, and give the public a greater say in how their towns change have joined our programme that uses AI to tackle challenges in society. The latest AI for Good cohort, contains 12 start-ups from across Britain who will be given access to the technology, resources and expertise that will help them develop and launch their products for social impact.More>

Twenty-three tech startups have been selected to join the Mayor of London’s Civic Innovation Challenge for 2019/2020, to develop innovative solutions to key challenges facing London. Companies will benefit from a five-week curriculum delivered by experts from Social Tech Trust and partners including Greater London Authority and Microsoft. More>