Monday 25 March 2013

The Global Impact Challenge

Today Google launched the Global Impact Challenge. Over the past few months ACEVO has been working very closely with Google and think that this game-changing award will celebrate the innovative work happening within the sector. So we are inviting charities and voluntary organisations to showcase how they would use technology to transform the lives of their beneficiaries. The top four entries of the competition will each receive £500,000 and support to help their project become a reality. A team at Google will announce 10 finalists in mid-May and the public will be invited to vote and donate to their favourite project.

The prestigious panel judging the finalists will be inventor of the Internet Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Mogul Richard Branson and founder and CEO of Forster Communications Jilly Forster.

The Global Impact Challenge is a stunning way to highlight, celebrate, and develop cutting edge work within the 21st Century charitable sector. For Google to turn its entrepreneurial zeal towards social innovation, working with ACEVO in such an open-spirited way, will result in much needed resource and good news for hard-pressed charities. It’s thrilling to know how similar Google and ACEVO’s approach is in celebrating innovation.

I feel that this is the start of a great corporate friendship.

Applications opened today so apply here  for your chance win.

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