The Government is making £500,000 of funding available to innovators who can find digital ways to support people who need help during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The 'Techforce19' challenge is looking for solutions that can be launched in the next few weeks. Funding for up to £25,000 per company is available.

Digital solutions could include improving mental health support, such as making it easier to discover and deliver mental health services and support, the Government said.

The programme is being launched by NHSX and managed by PUBLIC, a GovTech venture firm. PUBLIC will not receive any payment for running this competition.