Get involved

Catalyst is a network of organisations working to strengthen the digital capabilities of the UK voluntary sector.

How to get involved 

1. Contribute to Catalyst

Contribute to one of the Catalyst services. Uphold the Charter principles along the way.

2. Share & support others

You'll be invited to share what you've done and spread knowledge.

3. Get listed

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

Services to help with

Frequently asked questions


What are Catalyst services?

Services 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 service is aimed at, what it does, and how it helps people.

What does "share what you've done and spread knowledge" mean?

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