Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 8:47 AM
Labels: United Kingdom
A couple weeks ago, we launched our first Global Impact Challenge in the UK, inviting British non-profits to tell us how they would change the world using technology. Hundreds of non-profits submitted entries, and over the past few weeks we’ve narrowed the pool to 10 stellar finalists. Today we’re unveiling the list and asking for your help in determining which non-profits will receive the £500,000 Global Impact Award.
Drum roll, please! We’re lifting the curtain for the 10 finalists: Age UK, Amnesty International, CDI Apps for Good, Integrity Action, MAKLab, Pennies, SolarAid, vInspired, War Child, and The Zoological Society of London.
These organisations submitted innovative projects that use technology to make a big impact, from tackling unemployment to protecting freedom of speech to scaling solar energy and much more. Take a look for yourself and see the project list here.
Cast your vote for the four projects that inspire you most. Four organisations will be awarded a £500,000 Global Impact Award to deliver their project, and one will be decided by you the public. The ballot box closes on Friday 31st May at 11:59 p.m. BST.
The three additional Global Impact Award recipients will be chosen by a panel featuring Sir Richard Branson, Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Jilly Forster, as well as Google’s Matt Brittin and Jacquelline Fuller on Monday 3rd June. We’ll also reveal the public’s fan favourite at that time.
Join us in congratulating these inspiring non-profits and don’t forget to vote.