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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Digital Participation Charter Fund


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.

In this round, they are seeking to support the development of new digital inclusion activity in the context of the revised working practices necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. It will focus on supporting organisations that can demonstrate a strong track record of working to tackle the various barriers experienced by individuals who are most disadvantaged in society.

All organisations which are funded become signatories of Scotland’s Digital Participation Charter where 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.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

The Charter Fund is open to groups and organisations from the voluntary and public sectors who are working to improve the digital skills of their communities or service users. Applicants must operate in Scotland, with awarded funds being spent entirely in Scotland.

When to apply

Call 1 of this round launched on 25 February and will close for applications at noon on 22 April.

Next deadline: 22nd Apr 2021

How to apply

Apply online via the SCVO website. Full guidance and criteria can also be found here.

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Activites funded: Education & training General charitable activities Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Economically/socially disadvantaged Socially isolated people People in poverty Rural communities Older people Ill-health Disabilities

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