New funding launched in Glasgow to tackle digital exclusion

There are two strands to tackling digital exclusion in Glasgow as part of the work of Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector and Glasgow City Council:

1. Computers / Connections are available to third sector organisations who can help us get them to the people who need them.

2. A fund of £185,000 is available for organisations to apply to, for training and support in digital inclusion in the communities they work with.

As part of the programme nearly 1,000 computers will be available for people in the city. These will mostly be refurbished desktop computers, but there will also be a small number of Chromebook devices.

Alongside this, there are 700 “MiFi” internet devices with a year of unlimited data. There are slightly fewer of these because we recognise that many people have access to data but require an additional computer because of lockdown.

Please download the forms for devices and data on the GCVS website.

You can also apply for funding for training and support in digital inclusion in the community. The aim of this fund is to increase and improve digital inclusion in Glasgow by supporting third sector training and development initiatives that aim to help the communities they are working with to improve their digital skills.

There are two grant streams available under this fund. For expenditure up to £2,000, the Small Grants Stream will require a shorter application. This stream will pay for specific items of expenditure which will enable organisations to improve an existing service or develop a new one that offers training and support in digital inclusion.

The Main Grants Scheme will make grants of between £2000 and £15,000 to enhance ongoing work or add a new service focused on enhancing digital inclusion.

For more information about this fund and how to apply please download the documents below, or email and the guidelines and application forms will be e-mailed to you.