Discovery Learning Programme - Neontribe cohort



Why the work is being done

This programme is part of the Catalyst and The National Lottery Community Fund COVID-19 Digital Response funding initiative, a partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund and CAST, supported by the Catalyst network.
The aim of the programme is to equip charities and nonprofits with the tools and skills to understand the needs and behaviours of their communities, and support them to develop digital projects focused on a validated problem area.

Problem to solve

Neontribe's involvement takes a cohort of nine organisations through a four-week training course for them to learn and practice Discovery on a real digital challenge facing their communities. This includes teaching the fundamentals of digital service design, building charities’ user research capabilities and supporting them to validate a problem area they may wish to explore with further Catalyst funding or through internal stakeholder engagement.  

Who are the users and what do they need to do

 The users are a mix of nonprofits and civil society organisations, and their networks. Their users and needs are varied, but as a group looking to identify the needs and behaviours of their communities, and how digital, data and design can best support them.

Organisations within this cohort: 

  1. The Kite Trust
  2. The Margate Bookie
  3. Intergenerational Music Making (IMM)
  4. The Race Equality Centre
  5. Villiers Park Educational Trust
  6. darts (Doncaster Community Arts)
  7. The Women's Organisation
  8. The Smith-Magenis Syndrome (SMS) Foundation UK
  9. Stonewall Equality Limited
 Programme:  Discovery Learning Programme/ Adding value to a Design Hop 

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