The Digital Fund is a new UK wide £15 million funding programme to support charities and community organisations. It is about helping the charity and voluntary sector to use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities to thrive.
It is currently offering two strands of funding:
Digital Fund Strand 1 (Digital Pioneers) offers grants and a tailored support package. The aim is to help established charities use digital to take a major leap forward.
Digital Fund Strand 2 (Digital Natives) offers grants for newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact.
They expect grants to last from 1 to 4 years.This first phase is specifically about accelerating and upscaling existing digital services. However, in the New Year, they will be announce how the Digital Fund will help build digital skills within smaller organisations.