In November 2016, charity and third sector leaders from across Scotland came together with a rallying call to action, urging charity trustees, chief executives and other third sector leaders to embrace the digital agenda and commit to seizing the opportunities presented by the internet and new technologies.

Since then, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)’s established One Digital ‘Senior Leaders Programme’ has provided opportunities for participants – those with authority to bring about real change in their organisations through digital – to build personal knowledge and confidence on digital from experienced facilitators, industry experts and Programme Alumni.

Kyle Usher, Digital Change Manager at SCVO, said: “The digital revolution has already happened, but with 55% of charities viewing a lack of digital knowledge at board level being a key barrier to progress, there is a danger that some charities are being left behind.

“Digital technologies offer the unique opportunity to both improve the quality of services and reduce costs, while also being an increasingly important aspect in securing funding. I would encourage any senior leaders who wish to lead a more digitally engaged and enabled organisation and to lead the call for a ‘digitally confident third sector’, to apply.”

Applications for the 2018 Programme are now open – find out more about what to expect in the One Digital: Senior Leaders Programme Prospectus 2018 or apply by using this application form.

For anyone who has questions about the programme before they apply there is a Live Q&A video call with Programme Facilitator, Ross McCulloch, on 10th October at 2pm.

The process will close at midnight on the 31st October 2017, and applicants will be informed of their success on the 7th November 2017. If you’d like to discuss the Programme before applying, please email