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We always say that we’re the Studio of Better Things,
so we thought we’d put our money where our mouth is.
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We know the power a well designed app can have, and we know the value of not-for-profit organisations in the UK and worldwide.At Studio Graphene, we are big believers in being a force for good, which is why we want to build your charity app idea for free.

Always had an idea that you think would make the world a better place but unsure where to start? Now is your time.


There are only five key entry criteria for you to keep in mind

The app will be built for iOS.
We will be delivering the app over five working days, which means your idea should be well thought out, simple and effective.
The app must be not for profit, and have a positive social impact.
You will need to be free to come into our studio in Old Street, London for a few hours during the build week, Monday 29th April to Friday 3rd May, to work with our project team.
You must be happy for us to publicise the app and our experience across our Marketing channels and network once the project is complete.

We're happy to receive submissions from the general public, solo founders and entrepreneurs, small start up teams, innovation teams from larger organisations and charities.

Judging Criteria

We’ll judge all received pitches on their feasibility, their potential impact for good and the strength of the idea. We’re partial to projects which use existing technology in new, fun or innovative ways, and which have a strong real-world positive and immediate impact.


The deadline for entries will be Friday 29th March 2019.

We’ll review all received pitches, and reserve the right to conduct follow up calls with a shortlist (if necessary) on Thursday 4th April, before announcing the winning pitch on Friday 5th April!

to enter

To enter the competition, head to
to submit your pitch.

The pitch should cover
the following points
You can find details of the pitch at the above link. You'll need to include details on the main function / feature of the app, three key user journeys that the app contains, any brand collateral or ideas you have at present and any future plans you currently have for the MVP / project.

For your peace of mind, we are happy to sign a mutual non-disclosure agreement before receiving your full entry if you would prefer - if you send a note to we will send you our signed NDA without delay.

Note: We reserve the right to include details relating to the winning entry and a description of the application we plan to build for the entrant as part of our marketing materials both pre-, during and post- event.

We are keen to hear from anyone who shares our passion for creating innovative products and services.