Connecting Scotland Applications Open
02 September 2021
The Connecting Scotland programme aims to close the digital divide, with a target of bringing 60,000 households online by the end of 2021.
Organisations can apply for support on behalf of the people they work with. This includes:
- 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
From 30 August – 27 September the programme will be accepting applications from organisations working to remove barriers related to digital exclusion for unemployed young people and adults (aged 16+).
From 28 September the programme will be accepting fast track applications from organisations that can identify users who are:
- Digitally excluded, and
- On a low income, and
- At risk of social isolation and loneliness (particularly older people, people with disabilities, and single parents)
Please visit Connecting Scotland for full details and guidance.