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Tech Maker and Maintainer Grant

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Garden Party 2022 - Image Credit: Sophia Stefelle

Garden Party 2022 - Image Credit: Sophia Stefelle

Trinity is one of ten organisations that have been awarded a Community Tech Maker and Maintainer grant as part of Power To Change’s Flagship programme to support the development of community tech across England.

“The tech grant allows us to rethink how communities could take back ownership of their data whilst also investing in the Open-Source community”
Sarah Bentley, Trinity Community Arts

We have been awarded the grant to develop our Open-Source customer relationship management software, CiviCRM to effectively gather impact and monitoring data. We will also be collaborating with stakeholders to explore how as users we can take back ownership of data and use it for the benefit of local communities.

The Tech Maker and Maintainer Grant further cements Power to Change’s support in our commitment to investing in Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) for community organisations.

Through a previous grant we were able to embed an effective strategy for our CRM that focused on data segmentation and internal training which has allowed up to maximise income generation via ticket sales and/or direct mailings.

CiviCRM however, is not universally accessible or fit for purpose for all our programmes of activity - which may happen off-site or without user registration. There may be other barriers, for example, language or age and this often leaves us with gaps in data. This investment will help us co-create solutions to bridging this gap – and we will share any development with the wider and active FOSS Community.

We are looking forward to collaborating with other organisations in receipt of the grant, alongside partners across tech, education, culture and community. If you would like to find out more about the project email sarah@trinitybristol.org.uk or read more about the grant on Power to Change’s website.

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