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Digital Lifelines Small Grants Fund 2022
The Digital Lifelines small grants fund is to support small, local organisations to continue or extend digital inclusion activities with people at risk of death from a drug overdose and those who care about them and support them.
Grants to a maximum of £10k for up to twelve-months are available for local voluntary and community organisations. Whilst this might seem a small amount of money, the Fund has seen incredible results for this investment.
The programme's purpose is:
To support people at risk of death from a drug overdose to be digitally included through locally based community organisations.
To increase or extend the digital inclusion work that organisations are already undertaking.
Who can apply
This fund is for community-based organisations with an income of less than £250,000 in their last financial year. Organisations must:
Be based in Scotland or predominantly delivering services in Scotland
Have been operating for at least 18 months
Have a set of audited or independently examined accounts
Types of organisations that can apply include:
Community Interest Companies (CICs) – if there is an asset lock in place
If your organisation is not part of a regulated body e.g., registered with OSCR you must be able to provide a reference from a regulated organisation that knows you well but is independent of you, for instance a partner you work with in the community.
Please note that if your organisation already holds a Digital Lifelines Early Adopter 2 award you are not eligible to apply to this fund.