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  • Digital exclusion fund: open for social housing providers & to mitigate social isolation/ loneliness

    Created: 08/06/2021, Updated: 01/10/2021

    Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up in response to coronavirus. It provides iPads, Chromebooks and support to develop digital skills for people who are digitally excluded and on low incomes.

    The programme now invites new ‘fast track’ applications from social housing providers working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness and from organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness, who can deliver devices in November and December. 

    This support can include:

    • Digital devices – iPads and/or Chromebooks
    • Internet connectivity – a mobile WiFi hotspot with 24 months unlimited data
    • Training and support – for staff and volunteers to become ‘digital champions’ to support people to use the internet confidently and safely

    How to apply? 

    Social housing providers - fast track applications

    Organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness - fast track applications

    When to apply?

    The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 12 November 2021.

    If you have any questions about the fund, please e-mail your query to [email protected] and we'll be in touch to help answer your question.

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