March 2022

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>

February 2022

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>

January 2022

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>

September 2021

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

July 2021

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>

June 2021

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>

April 2021

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>

March 2021

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>

December 2020

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>

November 2020

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>

October 2020

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>

September 2020

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>

March 2020

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>

February 2020

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>

January 2020

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>

November 2019

The Civic Innovation Challenge, developed and delivered in partnership with The Mayor of London, offers start-ups the opportunity to work alongside leading organisations and co-create innovative tech solutions with London communities. Tech startups will benefit from a five-week curriculum delivered by industry experts, the opportunity to validate their solutions and a route to market. More>

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>