Hey all, I know a few CoTech members have been involved involved in Catalyst-funded work during the pandemic. I wanted to share two briefs that came out today and encourage you to apply for one in particular:
- Hyde Housing Association | Remote support for Universal Credit claimants
- VONNE Climate Action Alliance | Empowering nonprofits to take action against climate change
I project managed the innovation/prototyping stage of the first of these, focused on remote support for Universal Credit claimants. It originally consisted of a cohort of three charities plus two organisations we consulted. There was lots of user research.
(For various reasons, mainly around member availability, I put together a digital team through my limited company rather than We Are Open Co-op - which is why you’ll see reference to ‘Dynamic Skillset’)
If the UC one looks like something you’d be interested in going for, please check out the project blog. We worked openly during the entire 11-week (and extension) funding period, and there’s a comprehensive set of resources there to take forwards.
I’m keen to have a chat with anyone who might be in two minds about applying, because I really do want to see this work come to fruition. We’ve set aside budget to ensure handover between digital teams is seamless.
Deadline for both briefs is Friday 11th June 2021.