Get Involved

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

Help design and deliver essential services

Design Hops

Facilitate sessions to help charities redesign their services.

Open Projects

Find, apply for and follow projects helping civil society tackle urgent challenges.

Digital Candle

Take a call from a charity who could benefit from your expertise.

Service Recipes

Share information
If you know of a good pattern for a charity service, share it here.

Coffee Connections

Share notes with someone else in the sector over a virtual coffee.


Free listing
If you'd like to be listed, share your details.

Current collaborators

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 a Collaborator?

'Collaborator' is the collective term we give to anyone working towards the aims and in the spirit of Catalyst, as outlined in the charter, e.g. through the services above.

Might Catalyst help me with a 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.