Rosie and Fergus lead our community tech programme team, and are currently recruiting for the new Discovery Fund. Here Rosie shares how they are adapting and iterating the application processes to remove barriers for underrepresented groups and mitigate unconscious bias
We know community business works to breathe new life into communities. With this insight, our mission is to help create the right conditions for them to thrive. And so it always inspiring when we spend time with the community businesses we seek to support. Get closer to their stories, their impacts and their incredible people who drive change from the ground up.
A key element of our funding offer for community tech programmes is the 20% that grantees must spend on ‘working in the open'. So in the spirit of open working, here’s our learning from delivering the Makers and Maintainers round of funding