Apps for Good

Free creative technology courses for schools

Introducing our 2021 Awards Winners

In 2020/2021 students completed an Apps for Good course in a year entirely in flux. Our students persevered and we received competition entries from up and down the UK and around the world. Meet our 15 finalist teams and 6 winners.

Meet the finalists & winners

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For impact, not for profit

We are a UK-based registered charity with a small team making a big impact.

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Free Technology Courses

Choose from courses across App Development, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things, free, forever.

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28,000 students per year

We reach thousands of students per year, with a focus on those in challenging circumstances.

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Tech skills & social leadership

Our mission is to empower a new generation to change their world through technology.

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Apps for Good has turbo-charged the commitment of our students, with positive effects rippling out into all aspects of school life. It is really pleasing to witness some of our previously shy pupils taking to the stage to pitch ideas they care about.”

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Paul Gallanagh, Teacher at Dunoon Grammar School in Scotland

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Students lead their own work on a subject that can make a difference to them or their community.

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Teachers have access to free resources to teach students to build a digital product using one of three technologies.

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Expert role models help young people produce industry-standard tech across several topics.

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A variety of top brands provide us with strategic and financial support to maximise our impact.

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Digital inclusion for everyone is important to SAP, so we're proud to support Apps for Good. The technology used by companies like SAP is constantly changing and we've seen Apps for Good evolve with it, while always focusing on tech as a force for good. ”

Stephanie Taviner

Stephanie Taviner, Corporate Social Responsibility Lead UK, SAP

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Teacher delivered courses

5-35 hour courses are delivered by our community of teachers in curriculum or enrichment time.

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Industry support

Our courses are delivered either by teachers or Apps for Good staff, and are supported by our industry volunteers.

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Home Study

Home Study courses are specifically designed for students who need to work on projects out of the classroom.

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A Competitive Edge

The annual Awards competition in June of each year gives students a chance to be recognised for outstanding work.

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Apps for Good is not just about tech, it’s about confidence. I have a better attitude to my ideas now, and I'm much better at talking in front of people. I was really shy when I started, I'm much more likely now to give things a go and see what happens.”

Person – Holly

Holly, former student from Hull in England

The partners that make Apps for Good possible

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Proud to be working in partnership with

Digital Skills Partnership Fair Education Alliance NCCE