Safety Tech Challenge Fund

The Safety Tech Challenge Fund will drive the development of innovative technologies that help keep children safe in end-to-end encrypted environments, whilst upholding user privacy.


Through the Fund, the UK Government has awarded five organisations up to £85,000 each to prototype and evaluate innovative ways in which sexually explicit images or videos of children can be detected and addressed within end-to-end encrypted environments, while ensuring user privacy is respected.

The UK Government is providing an additional ‘stretch funding’ prize pot of £129,500. The winning Challenge Fund projects will be able to bid into this to develop functionality over and above that detailed in their original proposals. 

To read the latest updates on the Fund, please see relevant articles below.

Relevant Articles