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Digital exclusion fund: open for social housing providers & to mitigate social isolation/ loneliness
Created: 08/06/2021, Updated: 01/10/2021
Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up in response to coronavirus. It provides iPads, Chromebooks and support to develop digital skills for people who are digitally excluded and on low incomes.
The programme now invites new ‘fast track’ applications from social housing providers working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness and from organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness, who can deliver devices in November and December.
This support can include:
Digital devices – iPads and/or Chromebooks
Internet connectivity – a mobile WiFi hotspot with 24 months unlimited data
Training and support – for staff and volunteers to become ‘digital champions’ to support people to use the internet confidently and safely