Digital Participation Charter Fund – Now Open

The SCVO Digital Participation Charter Fund, supported by the Scottish Government, the ERDF and BT, invests in community digital participation projects across Scotland. The projects that they’re supporting will enable groups and organisations to digitise content, build digital networks and improve the digital skills of their members, so that they can continue to thrive in the digital world.

Project criteria
Projects must meet some broad criteria to be considered for funding.
The project must be about developing the basic digital skills of am organisation’s staff or the people they’re supporting

The following six focus groups will receive a greater weighting at the assessment stage (please note that they are unlikely to fund projects that are aimed at children):
Older people
Disabled people
Ethnic minority groups
Remote and rural communities
People seeking benefits

Awards will typically range from £100 to £10,000; applications for more than this will only be considered in exceptional circumstances
To help them understand what the project has achieved and what lessons others can learn, successful projects will be required to:
Ask the individuals they’re supporting to fill out a short questionnaire to gauge their basic digital skills
Provide regular progress updates by posting content to your project page.
Other terms and conditions will also apply.

The closing date is 5pm 31 August 2017.