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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.


The core objective of Digital Xtra Fund is to inspire young people to learn advanced digital technologies skills through high quality, exciting extracurricular activities, thus expanding the talent pipeline of young people who might study related disciplines and ultimately pursue a career in digital technologies.

Applications are sought for initiatives which tangibly demonstrate exciting and stimulating ways of engaging young people. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how participants will be involved in the digital making/creation and what skills they will learn. In particular, Digital Xtra Fund is keen to support projects which appeal to:

  • audiences currently unengaged in digital technologies
  • audiences from areas often excluded from digital tech activities through lack of local facilities or geography (i.e. areas of high deprivation and/or rural isolation)
  • groups underrepresented in the digital technologies sector (i.e. girls and young women and/or minority groups)

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

The Main Applicant is a UK registered company, registered charity, Chartered body, school, college, or university actively involved in the provision of computing education and/or digital technologies related activities. The primary audience are young people aged 16 years and under.


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When to apply

The closing date for applications is 22 April 2021.

Next deadline: 22nd Apr 2021

How to apply

Application form available via funder website.

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Activites funded: Education & training

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Children Economically/socially disadvantaged People in poverty Rural communities Disabilities Women & girls Young people

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