Competitions – the UnLtd Better Net Challenge

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Do you want £2,500 for your web-based idea to bring about positive change?

UnLtd and the Nominet Trust are giving delegates at Over the Air on 10th and 11th September the opportunity to get a cash award of £2,500* and support to turn their idea to increase digital inclusion, internet safety or access to education into a reality.
*Subject to final approval from our Board of Trustees

We are looking for individuals/informal groups that have an innovative internet idea to tackle a social problem, can show need/demand for it and plan to develop it in the future.

UnLtd will be present throughout the event to tell you more about the issues at hand, answer any questions and provide information about their Awards programmes. We strongly recommend that you attend the workshop that will run  on Friday afternoon or speak to a member of UnLtd staff in the Great Hall.

Criteria
To be eligible for the Award, you must have an original web-based idea that meets at least one of the following themes:

  • Promote/address online safety
  • Increase digital inclusion
  • Create access to education (we are particularly interested in higher education)


Who can apply?
You can apply as an individual or informal group if you are:
•        Over the age of 16
•        Living in the UK

How do I find out more?
UnLtd is  the leading provider of support to UK social entrepreneurs and offer the largest such network in the world. UnLtd resources over 1,000 individuals each year through its core Awards programme and supports tens of thousands more via direct engagement and partnership awards initiatives. www.unltd.org.uk <http://www.unltd.org.uk>

The Better Net Awards is an exciting new programme from UnLtd and Nominet Trust to provide individuals with funding and support to improve and encourage the development of a safe, educational and inclusive Internet. For more information on the Better Net Awards programme, please visit www.betternetawards.co.uk <http://www.betternetawards.co.uk> . You can  contact us on 020 7566 1120 or BetterNet@unltd.org.uk


Resources
Social Innovation & Technology
SI Camp http://www.sicamp.org/?page_id=161
Ashoka Tech: http://tech.ashoka.org/about
BarCamp http://barcamp.pbworks.com/

Social Enterprise
UnLtd http://www.unltd.org.uk/tools.php
Social Enterprise London http://www.sel.org.uk/
Social Enterprise Coalition www.socialenterprise.org.uk/ <http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/>
Social Enterprise Ambassadors http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org.uk/

Examples of web-based solutions to social problems
Winners of the Wireless Innovation Competition – Vodafone Americas Foundation http://tech.ashoka.org/wireless-innovation-competition_winners
Kiva http://www.kiva.org
Global Campus http://www.globalcampus.com/home
Beatbullying http://www.beatbullying.org/
Wikivorce http://www.wikivorce.com

Digital Inclusion
E-Inclusion – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Inclusion
Race Online http://raceonline2012.org/
Think about Digital Inclusion http://digitalinclusion.pbworks.com/Think-about-it-movie
Commentary on Article 13 Report by the Digital Inclusion Team http://tinyurl.com/2845lz
Citizens Online http://www.citizensonline.org.uk/adi/about_adi
The National Digital Inclusion Conference http://www.nationaldigitalinclusionconference.co.uk

Internet Safety
Childline http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/onlinesafety/Pages/OnlineSafety.aspx
Think you know (for children) http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre  http://www.ceop.police.uk/
Get Safe Online http://www.getsafeonline.org/