The Digital Inclusion Fund aims to support initiatives designing, researching or delivering digital inclusion programmes with a focus on older and/or disabled people, in a new, creative and innovative way. It aims to improve essential digital skills and demonstrate how digital inclusion can improve the lives and well being, of older and/or disabled people. The initiatives supported may also have scope to scale up and deliver a wider impact. Funding could be used to test and learn from the new approaches to tackling digital exclusion.
Who can apply?
Charities and not for profit organisations, including social enterprises, supporting or aiming to support older and/or disabled people with essential digital skills, although this does not need to be the main focus of your organisation. The funded projects ideally will have the potential for transformative social impact at scale and the ambition for growth and sustainability.
The funding must be used to benefit residents living in England.
Those eligible can apply for grants between £50K-£200K
The funding is to cover twelve months from January 2019 – December 2019. As this is a short funding period, they would welcome applications from projects already in operation, however you must demonstrate how the funding will add a step change and real new value to your existing project and not be part of core funding.
Applications are open from midday on Monday 10 September until midday Monday 1 October. Successful applications will be notified no later than 12 November 2018.