Congratulations to The Big Issue Card Readers project for Big Issue vendors which has been shortlisted for the LankellyChase Digital Empowerment Awards for homeless and vulnerable people.
The project aims to provide mobile Chip and Pin card reader devices to Big Issue Vendors to enable increased sales of the magazine and thus increased income from customers who previously may have walked on by due to insufficient/no cash as we move forward into an increasingly cashless society.
Find out more about the project on the Lemos&Crane website by clicking here
About the awards
Twelve projects have been shortlisted for the LankellyChase Digital Empowerment Awards for homeless and vulnerable people working with new and emerging digital technologies. 71 entries were received in five categories. The awards, presented by the LankellyChase Foundation with Lemos&Crane and Thames Reach will give a total of £2,500 prize money to projects using the growing potential of digital technologies such as the internet, social media, apps and SMS for improving the lives of homeless and vulnerable people, giving them a voice, enhancing their skills and capabilities, facilitating peer support and making the services they receive more personalised and empowering. Winners will be announced on 14 May 2014.