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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

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.


The Digital Participation Charter Fund invests in community digital inclusion projects across Scotland. It provides 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 fund will support projects which demonstrate an approach to embed digital upskilling in core services and meets one or both of the following aims: Reducing social isolation by

  • supporting people to connect to people that matter to them; and/or
  • supporting people to connect with services and their local community or communities of interest.

Increasing economic prospects by

  • supporting working age people to move towards employment, and/or
  • supporting people to make the most of the money they have by banking online or using digital tools to save on household bills; and/or
  • supporting individuals and families with social security maximisation.

You can apply for costs related to the direct delivery of your digital inclusion work.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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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. You must be able to deliver support to help people achieve at least one of the Fund aims. Your organisation must be a signatory of the Digital Participation Charter.

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Apply online via the SCVO grant making portal. Full guidance and criteria can also be found here.

Contact information

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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Last reviewed about 2 months ago

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