The Design Council and social investment organisation Nominet Trust are offering three teams £50 000 each in the Working Well Design Challenge.
The teams are being asked to propose ideas for digital projects that will offer young people new opportunities to participate in society, both economically and socially.
Mat Hunter, chief design officer at the Design Council, says, ‘With record numbers of 16-24-year-olds not in education, employment or training, there is a pressing need to improve how young people secure the opportunities they deserve.
‘We believe well-designed digital technology can build upon the skills and abilities of young people and the exceptional work of those already supporting them.’
The deadline for applications is 20 June, and the submissions will be judged by an advisory board of experts in design, digital technology, business and working with young people. For further information visit designcouncil.co.uk.
The three winning teams will be announced in July.