2018 Award

Criteria

An entry in this category can be any digital project commissioned by or executed by a third sector organisation (charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit association), community group or co-operative, for example a charity website, or a community-led content project. Entrants should demonstrate the success of the project in achieving a positive social objective directly, or in improving the ability of a third sector project or organisation to achieve its social objectives.

This award has now closed for submissions.


2017 Award

MadLab with Make Stuff

The judges said

Encouraging hands-on use of technology and breaking down the barriers between the tech that's transforming our lives. Exemplary engagement with communities across the North.

Entrant's description

As the world enters an era in which technology know-how is essential for today's young people, how do we ensure that everyone in Greater Manchester, particularly those with the fewest opportunities, will take part in our shared digital future? Enter Make Stuff: free, pop-up, digital making workshop days, delivered to the hearts of communities across Greater Manchester – setting new local records for event attendance and diversity in the process. Make Stuff introduces the next generation, and their parents, to the newest technologies – VR, 3D printing, the Internet of Things – which will go on to shape their lives.

Shortlist

  • Connected Hull with Connected Hull
  • Dinosaur with Fairtrade Foundation and the Co-op with Growing Stories
  • MadLab with Make Stuff
  • BBC micro:bit partnership with BBC micro:bit

Criteria

This category was updated in 2017 from Best Not for Profit Award to Best Tech for Good. An entry in this category can be any digital project commissioned by or executed by a third sector organisation (charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit association), community group or co-operative, for example a charity website, or a community-led content project. Entrants should demonstrate the success of the project in achieving a positive social objective directly, or in improving the ability of a third sector project or organisation to achieve its objectives.

 

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