Launch Event: North East Social Tech Fund

Digital Catapult NETV is delighted to be launching the inaugural North East Social Tech Fund – a pilot programme designed to help charities and social enterprises explore the benefits of emerging technologies.

The North East Social Tech Fund will provide small Innovation Grants to successful organisations, alongside dedicated support from Digital Catapult NETV’s innovation specialists. Whether you want to deliver more social impact, or to improve your organisational efficiencies, the Fund will allow you to use technology to solve key challenges your organisation faces.

Launch Event

The launch event will take place at Ramside Hall on 25th September, from 9.30am – 12.00pm. Join us to find out how to apply to the fund, what the programme involves and be inspired about how digital technology can help your charity. Senior leaders, trustees and VCSE employees are all encouraged to attend.

For full details and to register your place, please visit Eventbrite.

Design Hop

We’re also delighted to be able to offer attendees the opportunity to take part in a Design Hop, thanks to our partners CAST and Consult and Design. This will take place in the afternoon of the launch, from 1-4pm at Ramside Hall. Lunch will be provided for attendees who are attending both parts of the launch event.

If you would like to attend the Design Hop in addition to the Launch, please can you sign up directly with CAST at

Please note: places on the Design Hop are limited and will therefore be offered on a first come first served basis. If you are not a registered charitable organisation, we reserve the right to turn down your request to stay for the afternoon.


The North East Social Tech Fund is supported by Comic Relief, Community Foundation Durham and Darlington, Newcastle Building Society and the Northstar Foundation.

Digital Catapult NETV is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as part of the Digital Innovation Partnership.