Catalyst & The National Lottery Community Fund
are funding organisations who want to help tackle key issues facing their communities as a result of Covid-19.
- Each challenge will support three organisations willing to work together to tackle the challenge alongside experienced digital experts
- Each organisation can apply for up to £10,000.
- The projects will run from January-March 2021 over 11 weeks.
The funding will support any of the following challenges:
Challenge 1: Supportive online environments
We want to test approaches to creating a supportive online environment for staff and volunteers working with people who are experiencing mental health crises.
Challenge 2: Strengthening approaches for social prescribing
We want to innovate and strengthen data sharing between services in order to promote better social prescribing across organisations in the mental health and wellbeing sector.
Challenge 3: Effective online counselling services for survivors
We want to prototype an approach for organisations who are transferring counselling service for survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence in the online space.
Challenge 4: Creating meaningful connections
We want to explore how service users can create meaningful online connections with support organisations in order to build trust and ensure they get the most appropriate services and support.
Challenge 9: Claiming Universal Credit remotely
We want to prototype, test and identify a pain-free way to provide remote support for online Universal Credit claims, so the 33% of people currently failing to register can make a timely and successful claim.
Challenge 10: Creating secure documentation sharing for people accessing debt advice
Can we create or adapt a platform (or another simple way) for people needing debt advice to securely upload and share documents with debt advice providers?
Challenge 11: Coordinating end-to-end advice to those resolving debt issues
Can we prototype a way for multiple advice providers to take a coordinated approach in supporting a client’s end-to-end need to resolve their debt issue, without having to repeat their story and without causing added emotional stress?
Challenge 12: Enabling self-serve debt resolution
Can we prototype and test a self-serve, automated triaging product/service that provides users with a simple, tailored action plan to resolve their own issues?