How to join with our Covid-19 response

Currently, there are two particular priorities where we need your help: 

1. Identify the needs of the sector 

The Catalyst network is identifying and collating multiple sources of data about the needs of civil society. By creating an open, deep understanding of the greatest needs, we can prioritise our collective response and identify where digital can make the biggest difference.

If you are currently collecting information about the needs of civil society organisations, or you plan to do so, please email

2. Collective digital effort: share resources and collaborate

To respond to the level of need and to reduce duplication, we need a shared picture of the capacity of the digital community to respond. This includes being clear about what is already being worked on, and what is available for civil society organisations to use.

Please complete this form to share your capacity to support this effort, and to identify any projects in progress. The Catalyst network will use this information to allocate resources to the best placed teams to address the highest priority needs.

Initial Collaborators 

  • 3 Sided Cube
  • Ayup
  • CAST
  • Clear Honest Design
  • Charity Digital
  • Comic Relief
  • Coop Foundation
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Dartington Service Design Lab
  • Data Kind
  • Data Orchard
  • Design Council
  • The Developer Society
  • Doteveryone
  • The Engine Room
  • The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
  • Founders & Coders
  • Futuregov
  • Go Free Range 
  • Hactar
  • IVAR
  • Media Trust
  • The National Lottery Community Fund
  • NCVO
  • Neontribe
  • NPC
  • Outlandish
  • Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Platypus Digital
  • Rareloop
  • Reach Volunteering
  • SCVO
  • Shift
  • Small Charities Coalition
  • Snook
  • Super Highways
  • Super Being Labs
  • Think Social Tech
  • Third Sector Lab
  • TSIP
  • Working with Joe
  • Zoe Amar Digital

Given the scale of the challenge, we must align as a network and organise to create collective impact. Catalyst exists to help connect and amplify efforts to help the sector's response and to ensure we support each other through these challenging times.