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  • Digital Lifelines Small Grants Fund 2022

    Created: 27/10/2022
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance

    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:

    • Charities
    • Voluntary Organisations
    • Social Enterprises
    • Community Organisations
    • 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.

    How to apply

    Apply online via the SCVO Grantmaking Portal.

    When to apply

    Applications close at 12:00 on 18 November 2022.

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