Catalyst is a growing network, united by an ambition to strengthen the digital capabilities of the voluntary sector in the UK.

How to become a Collaborator

1. Contribute to Catalyst

Contribute to a Catalyst service. Uphold the Charter principles along the way.

2. Share & support others

You'll be invited to share what you've done and support other Collaborators.

3. Become a Collaborator

We'll recognise your efforts and add you to the list of Collaborators above.

Services to collaborate on

Frequently asked questions


What are Catalyst services?

Servicess are designed to support charities. They could be training, like Design Hops. Or they might encourage peer learning opportunities, like Coffee Connections.

Do individuals or organisations contribute to services?

Both. Some services work better for individuals, like Digital Candle. Some initiatives suit teams with expert skills, like Digital Teams.

Is this paid work or volunteering?

It’s a mix. Digital Candle is volunteer-powered. Individuals and organisations joining Digital Teams get paid for their time.

What is the time commitment?

It varies. Being a Digital Candle volunteer requires an hour of time. Running a Design Hop might be a few days. Being part of a Digital Team might be 2 weeks or more.

Might Catalyst help me with an service I've started?

We’d love to. Just email the Catalyst team, outlining who the initiative is aimed at, what it does, and how it helps people.

What does "share what you've done and support other Collaborators" mean?

We're developing this at the moment - watch this space! One idea is to (virtually) meet, share and learn with other Collaborators across the network.