New ‘Techforce19’ challenge launched to combat impact of COVID-19 at home

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus.

The funding will be available to innovators who can find digital ways to support people who need help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The ‘Techforce19’ challenge aims to support those who need to stay at home for several weeks and need help. This could include people who need mental health support or who have social care needs.

Funding of up to £25,000 per company is available. The programme is looking for digital solutions that can be launched in the next few weeks.

For more information on the programme and how to apply, visit techforce19.uk.

To keep up to speed with the latest support for businesses, visit this new resource launched today https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-support/

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