Digital inclusion fund launches

Charities are being urged to apply for funding to tackle digital exclusion among people with learning difficulties.

The Digital Lifeline is offering devices, support and funding to organisations that are supporting people with learning disabilities.

Funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Digital Lifeline funding is being delivered by digital inclusion charity Good Things Foundation in partnership with Ability Net.

Grants of £100 per person who is supported is on offer’ the minimum is 10 people and a grant of £1,000. More than 10 devices/£1,000 may be available to a single delivery partner depending on demand.

The deadline for applications is 12pm, 15 March.

“The project is also supported by trusted expert organisations such as Learning Disability England, the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) and Digital Unite,” said the Good Things Foundation.

“Applications are welcome from organisations operating in England that support people with learning disabilities, including self-advocacy groups, community-based organisations and those that provide support to people where they live.

“As an emergency response project, applicants should be prepared and able to begin immediate delivery of the Digital Lifeline programme.”

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