Digital Inclusion Fund opens 1st September

Digital Inclusion Fund opens 1st September

The Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport’s Digital Inclusion Fund will award up to £200,000 for bids to improve essential digital skills and demonstrate how digital inclusion can improve the lives and well being, of older and/or disabled people.

They are looking for new and creative approaches to support older and/or disabled people with digital skills, with potential to scale for wider impact and longer term sustainability. Projects aiming to show impacts that are both life enhancing (e.g. a reduction in loneliness) for end users and cost reducing for service providers. The project can sit within a wider programme of work or be its main focus. Charities, not for profit organisations and social enterprises are eligible applicants

Innovative projects are expected to include the teaching of basic skills such as booking GP appointments online, using apps to communicate with friends and family, and making the most of search engines.

Applications will open 10th  September and close 1st  October 2018.