Funding Available to Reduce Social Isolation Through the Teaching of Digital Skills (Scotland)

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Funding Available to Reduce Social Isolation Through the Teaching of Digital Skills (Scotland)

Community groups and not for profit organisations in Scotland can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to help reduce isolation and improve job opportunities through the teaching of digital skills.  The funding is being made available through the Digital Participation Charter Fund.  To date, this fund has supported 143 organisations to help 15,000 vulnerable people gain basic digital skills.

All organisations which are funded become signatories of Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter. Here they can work closely with other signatories to achieve the overall aim of increasing the number of people in Scotland who have basic digital skills and can operate online safely and with confidence.

The closing date for applications is the 11th June 2018.

Previously supported projects include:

A grant of £9,990 for a project that will equip older and disadvantaged members of the community, in particular those from South Asian backgrounds, with basic / enhanced digital skills and provide them an opportunity to transform their life from social exclusion into inclusion and feeling of belonging.

Beith Community Development Trust, which received a grant of £6,000 for their IT for U project that will operate from their Beith High St shopfront to enhance the IT skills of people who want to improve their employment prospects.

https://scvo.org.uk/digital/participation/charter-fund

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