Cambridgeshire Technology Fund

The Cambridgeshire Technology Fund makes grants of up to £3,000 to support charitable projects across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough where the application of the most innovative technology improves people's lives. Applications must meet and clearly demonstrate two key criteria: 

  • The use of the latest, innovative and creative technology
  • Technology must be developed and/or made in Cambridgeshire

Project examples:

  • Interactivity software for people who are blind/visually impaired and/or deaf/hard of hearing
  • Smart technology to assist people who are older to live more safely at home
  • Original app developments such as games testing that enables assessment of children’s hearing
  • Specialist voice-activated software to increase IT accessibility for people with learning disabilities
  • Multi-sensory theatre productions using vibration, directional sound and focused lighting

The fund will not cover:

  • Standard laptops or other IT equipment
  • Straightforward website improvements
  • Regular database or other software refreshes

Funded projects

Cam Sight received £2,081 to provide demonstrative digital equipment to help 50 people with vision loss/blindness learn how to use technology which can improve their well-being.

Beat This CIC received £2,499 to to create an interactive and immersive sound, light and music environment using programmable software for the benefit of 300 children and adults with additional needs.

Communication for Blind and Disabled People received £1,000 to help blind and low vision people to find their way around Cambridge (including the clinics at Addenbrookes hospital) using smartphone apps.

Rowan received £2,000 to provide digital equipment to allow 80 student artists with learning disabilities to work more independently.