Fight COVID UK
Fight COVID is a platform designed to co-ordinate support and provide expertise to independent initiatives and businesses tackling COVID-19 and its negative implications.
A large number of people are working on initiatives to tackle COVID-19, however, they lack the expertise and support they need to refine, operationalise or grow their solutions. At the same time, there is a large population of professionals working from home who wish to support the fight against COVID-19. A co-ordination failure exists.
Our platform allows for professionals to volunteer their expertise and skills for free, to help organisations and projects with their efforts against COVID-19. For example, a lawyer may help researchers to incorporate a legal entity to develop low cost ventilators whilst a developer may design a website for a local butcher to take their business online. The platform also aggregates resources available online.
In the near future, our platform will host local challenges sponsored by corporations. We will create problem statements after speaking to local councils and hospitals to direct new projects towards meaningful and prioritised local problems. The best solutions will win the prize sponsored by corporations and the platform will receive a small commission to increase the sustainability of the website.
Our goal is to make sure that no UK initiatives tackling COVID-19 are left behind, just because they lack the expertise or support they need for their ideas to develop, grow and flourish.