Proving the concept: Avoiding the hackday prototype graveyard

Jacqui Lowe explaining data on a PowerPoint slide
Jacqui Lowe, Impact & Investment team, giving context about the grants application problem

Back in February we held a hack day which led to this post on practical tips for organising one. One of the problems we tried to find a solution for on the day was from our Impact & Investment team. They were receiving a lot of applications for funding that didn’t meet the eligibility criteria we’d set out. This was wasting the valuable time of both those spending the time completing an application and the team at Comic Relief who review them.