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Google offers £3.2m to UK charities for innovative technology ideas

first_img Howard Lake | 15 May 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Funding Google AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  136 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entry and selection processAll UK-registered charities are eligible to apply to the Google Impact Challenge until 6 June 2014.On 21 July 10 finalists will be named, and the public will be invited to vote for their favourite.On 31 July, the 10 finalists will pitch their ideas to the judges. Three winners will be selected, and the public’s favourite will be announced. All four will each win £500,000.Matt Brittin, judge and Google’s Vice President for Northern and Central Europe said:“At Google, we get very excited by innovations that make peoples’ lives better. The Impact Challenge gives us the chance to focus that passion on the dynamic British non-profit community.“Charitable organisations and modern technology both have the power to transform lives, so I’d encourage all UK charities to think big and apply.”Jimmy Wales, chairman of the Wikimedia Foundation, added:“The Google Impact Challenge gives every charity in the UK the opportunity to consider how they can harness the unprecedented power of technology to achieve their aims, and I am very proud to be a part of an initiative that helps worthy causes deliver life-changing results.” [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube]center_img Google UK has announced the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, offering £3.2 million in grants to 10 British charities which are using technology to transform lives.Supported by Nesta, the Challenge will make four grants of £500,000 each to the top four submissions selected by a panel of judges and the public, and six grants of £200,000 to runners up. In addition, the winners will receive technical assistance and mentoring from Google, Nesta and ACEVO.Google Impact Challenge judgesThe judging panel consists of:entrepreneur and star of Dragons’ Den Peter Jones CBEfounder of Wikipedia Jimmy Walesbroadcaster and director of Red Nose Day Emma FreudNesta’s Innovation Lab Executive Director Helen GouldenGoogle’s Matt Brittin and Jacquelline FullerThe public will also be able to vote for their favourite project, which will be guaranteed to win one of the top prizes. Advertisement [youtube height=”420″ width=”750″][/youtube]  135 total views,  1 views today Google Impact Challenges were first launched in the UK in 2013. Since then, they have been run in India, Brazil and the San Francisco Bay Area. Google has granted over £10m and hundreds of hours of staff mentoring time.The main grants in last year’s UK Challenge went to Solar Aid, Integrity Action, CDI Apps for Good and the public’s favourite The Zoological Society of London. Google offers £3.2m to UK charities for innovative technology ideaslast_img read more

Nominations close for General Election 2011

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook News Nominations to contest the General Election closed at noon today, with 20 candidates contesting the election in Donegal.Candidates now have until noon tomorrow to withdraw their names before the ballot papers are finalised.There are 11 declared candidates in Donegal North EastThey are, in alphabetical order -Dara Blaney – IndependentCllr Jimmy Harte – LabourBetty Holmes – IndependentCllr Charlie Mc Conalogue – Fianna FailCllr Ian Mc Garvey – IndependentDeputy Joe Mc Hugh – Fine GaelCllr Padraig Mac Lochlainn – Sinn FeinHumphrey Murphy – Green PartyCllr John Ryan – Fine GaelDessie Shiels – IndependentRyan Stewart – IndependentThere are 9 declared candidates in Donegal South West -Tanaiste Mary Coughlan – Fianna FailDeputy Pearse Doherty – Sinn FeinJohn Duffy – Green PartyCllr Frank Mc Brearty – LabourStephen Mc Cahill – IndependentDeputy Dinny Mc Ginley – Fine GaelSenator Brian O’Domhnaill – Fianna FailCllr Thomas Pringle – IndependentAnn Sweeney – Independent Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – February 9, 2011 Nominations close for General Election 2011 Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleCllr McGowan hits out at Sinn Fein for confirming cross-border projectNext articleDara Blaney, son of Neil T Blaney, to contest General Election News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more