supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Digital Participation Charter Fund
The Digital Participation Charter Fund invests in community digital inclusion projects across Scotland. It provides small grants to help a range of organisations tackle poverty, social isolation and other forms of inequality in society through embedding digital skills development work in day-to-day activity with their service users. The support given through the fund enables groups and organisations to improve the digital skills of their members, digitise content and build networks so that they can continue to thrive in the digital world. In this round, they are seeking to support the development of new digital inclusion activity in the context of the revised working practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Who can apply?
The Charter Fund is open to groups and organisations from the voluntary and public sectors who are working to improve the digital skills of their communities or service users. Applicants must operate in Scotland, with awarded funds being spent entirely in Scotland. All organisations which are funded become signatories of Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter where they can work closely with other signatories to achieve the overall aim of increasing the number of people in Scotland who have essential digital skills and can operate online safely and with confidence.
Find out how to apply here. The closing date for this fund is Thursday 22 April 2021.