Big Lottery Fund joins Tech vs Abuse initiative

15th March 2017

On 12th January 2017, we opened our ‘Tech vs Abuse’ funding initiative, a targeted fund for technological innovation and creative digital solutions, to improve the safety of women and girls affected by domestic abuse.

We are delighted to announce that the Big Lottery Fund are going to partner with us, and has awarded an additional £305,000 of National Lottery funding to support the initiative.

Working with the Big Lottery Fund, this collaboration will increase the number of projects funded. It will also allow us to evaluate and share learning from the initiative. Together, we hope to increase the pace of innovation, and allow digital tools and services to be developed and used by the organisations supporting women and girls affected by abuse.

The Tech vs Abuse grant initiative is funded jointly through the Tampon Tax Fund, a partnership between Comic Relief and HM Government, and the Big Lottery Fund.

James Harcourt, Grant Making Director for England, Big Lottery Fund said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we have been able to partner with Comic Relief on this important initiative. We have been able to increase the support available to charities using digital technology to empower women and girls facing domestic abuse and violence. Working in this collaborative manner is an important way for us to maximise the impact our funding can have and is an approach we are committed to developing in the future.”

This grant making initiative is now closed to applications. For more information on our grant making, click here.

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