Supported by the Scottish Government and BT, the new Digital Participation Charter Fund is now open for applications. There is a particular focus for the Fund to support organisations currently working to tackle poverty, social isolation and other forms of inequality to embed basic digital skill development work into their day-to-day activity with service users.
Building on an understanding of ‘what works’ in the development of basic digital skills, the fifth round of the Digital Participation Fund will be focussed on two specific themes:
- Supporting working age people to increase financial capability, employment and other economic outcomes.
- Supporting older and disabled people to reduce social isolation and loneliness
In this round £175,000 is available which will be split 75/25 respectively across the two themes.
Priority will be focussed in two areas:
- Projects which can demonstrate a track record of working with individuals who are facing issues such as poverty, social isolation and other forms of inequality.
- Projects where digital skills activity for their service users are embedded in the organisation’s day-to-day activity.
The Charter Fund is open to groups and organisations from all sectors. We are particularly interested in supporting groups that work closely with their local community. Applicants must operate in Scotland, with awarded funds being spent entirely in Scotland.
The minimum amount of funding is £500 and the maximum is £10,000 per project.
5pm on 31st August
How to apply
For further information and to apply, please visit SCVO application page.