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.

Find out more by clicking the link below about the Safety Tech Challenge Fund and hear from the Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, Paul Scully MP, who shares his thoughts on the impact of the first Safety Tech Challenge Fund and explains the government’s commitment to becoming a world leader in online safety.

Delivering the projects

Meet the teams

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

Relevant Articles