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Digital technology holds huge potential to help the community and voluntary sector develop new innovative solutions to address community challenges and issues. This has become even more evident in light of the outbreak of COVID 19 with many organisations grappling with the shift to digital working – and how best to respond to it.

The CFNI Techies in Residence programme is free to participate in. It brings together social challenges from voluntary, community and social economy organisations with digital technology professionals to design, develop and test innovative digital products and services that have the potential for deep social impact.

There are a number of short online information sessions available so you can find out more about the programme. These will cover:

  • What is the Techies in Residence programme?
  • Who is it for?
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Examples of past projects
  • Programme details including key dates
  • The application process
  • Questions and answer session

These sessions will take place online on Zoom on the dates below:

Thursday 13th August 2020, 2pm -3pm

Thursday 20th August 2020 11am -12pm

Thursday 27th August 2020 2pm -3pm

Thursday 3rd September 2020 11am -12pm

Register on or for more information contact Gemma on

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