Connecting Scotland is a collaboration between Scottish Government and SCVO to increase digital inclusion. The objective of this project is to provide devices and/or connectivity to organisations across Scotland providing social housing or transitional accommodation.
There are three opportunities within this fund for devices and/or connectivity to support people who are experiencing digital exclusion:
To form a new lending library
To be part of a community space where devices and connectivity are available
A larger improvement project for connectivity infrastructure in communal areas
They will support projects that can be accessed by people who fall into at least one of the following categories:
Those over 65
People living in low income households
People living with a long-term illness or disability
People currently unemployed
Women and children at risk of violence
People who are homeless
Who can apply
This project is for social housing providers and voluntary and public sector organisations providing short- or longer-term transitional housing services. They are looking to fund organisations that are less experienced in digital inclusion work but who have the resource and supporting infrastructure in place to manage new projects.