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Our Technology Development Grant supported the development, implementation or growth of technology-focused solutions to youth development issues in Aotearoa.
We were looking for scalable, transformative solutions appropriate to the local context and with the potential for international applicability. We used an innovation pipeline approach, providing seed funding to give recipients the time and resources to develop their ideas. After the initial grant period, recipients had the opportunity to come back to the foundation with a more fully developed proposal, to discuss further funding, resulting in a partnership with Zeal and the Live For Tomorrow Online Crisis Intervention programme.