Charities urged to apply to £5.75m tech fund to tackle unemployment –

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Innovation funder, Nesta and the Department for Education have launched a £5.75m programme looking for technology solutions to equip adults with employment skills. 

There are two strands to the CareerTech Challenge, previously known as the Adult Learning Technology Innovation Fund, which aims to fund projects that will reskill people whose industries have been affected by automation. 

The CareerTech Challenge Prize is offering a top award of £120,000, runner up of £80,000 and £50,000 to 20 finalists to find solutions that use labour market information to make advice and guidance more accessible. 

The Career Tech Challenge Fund is offering grants of between £100,000 and £250,000 to organisations with tech solutions that can help people build their employability skills and confidence.

Nesta will also provide support to help refine and test technology.