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.
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 essential digital skills and can operate online safely and with confidence.
Call 1 of Charter Fund Round 8 is delivered in partnership with Scottish Government, BT and Cellnex. The fund launched on 25th February and closed for applications at noon on 22nd April.