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Wanted: organisations using tech for good

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Innovative organisations are being sought by the Nominet Trust to showcase best use of technology

Organisations using technology for social change are being encouraged to put themselves forward for the Nominet Trust 100 – a prestigious award recognising inspiring projects.

The NT100 demonstrates how technology can be used to improve public services and bring about social change, shining a spotlight on people and projects using the web, mobile, data and computing to create positive social change.

“For this year’s NT100, we are seeking the most inspirational social tech ventures from around the world,” said Annika Small, chief executive of the Nominet Trust.

“We are looking for nominations of ventures that have inspired people in their use of technology to mobilise significant social change.

"In this way, the Nominet Trust 100 will showcase and celebrate the extraordinary ways in which technology is being used to tackle major social challenges and raise the ambitions of social innovators using technology.”

We are looking for nominations of ventures that have inspired people in their use of technology to mobilise significant social change - Annika Small

Hannah Keartland, programme manager, Cancer Research UK - whose Cell Slider project was highlighted in the 2013 NT100 as a ‘One to Watch’ - said: “The Nominet Trust 100 helps raise the profile of high-quality social tech projects around the world, particularly for projects like ours that rely on the power of the crowd.

"It is also a great platform to showcase technology for good and gives us the chance to connect with leaders in the field.”

Meanwhile Scottish social care charity Carr Gomm is one of the 10 non-profits selected to compete for four top charitable grants of £500,000 as part of the Google Impact Challenge

Supported by Nesta, the 10 finalists were selected from hundreds of applications. They are all guaranteed to receive a £200,000 grant, as well as mentorship and training from both Google and Nesta.

At a final event at Google’s UK headquarters on 31 July, Carr Gomm will compete for the chance to be one of the four grand prize winners.

The four selected winners will see their grant increased to £500,000.