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📢 Now Open | The Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund

Added: 05/06/2024

Leeds Community Foundation

Leeds Community Foundation are pleased to be collaborating with Leeds City Council’s 100% Digital Leeds team to fund the development and delivery of sustainable digital inclusion interventions in Leeds. Grants are aimed at ensuring that individuals and communities in Leeds have everything they need to be active online, now and in the future.

Grants are available thanks to funds raised by the city’s tech & digital sector at this year’s Leeds Digital Ball.

Key information

  • A mixture of grant sizes will be awarded, split between:
    • Up to £5k to smaller organisations, primarily for conducting test and learn activity.
    • Up to £10k for larger organisations, primarily for expansion of existing activity.
  • We recommend that you speak with 100% Digital Leeds to gain advice on shaping your proposal. You can contact them via their website.
  • Successful applicants will also be offered support with their projects from 100% Digital Leeds and will be contacted about this when grants are awarded.
  • The fund supports proposals that build organisational capacity and sustainably integrate digital inclusion into regular work. Activity should follow a model specific to your organisation & add value to the everyday outcomes you achieve.
  • We encourage applications from under-served and/or under-represented communities across all our funding opportunities.

 

Activity that can be funded

  • Test and learn activity by small and/or emerging Community Organisations at the start of their digital inclusion journey.
  • Development activity by established and/or larger organisations to build on existing work in the area.
  • Outcomes for people and communities could include: improved physical or mental health and wellbeing; increased financial resilience; reduced isolation; and development of online skills to use online tools and services such as housing, employment, health, council or government websites.
  • These could be achieved through a combination of: promoting the benefits of being online; upskilling in essential digital skills; enabling online access; testing different interventions; implementing initiatives such as Digital Health Hubs; & establishing self-sustaining digital inclusion support sessions.
  • Eligible spending can include: digital equipment; connectivity investment; existing staff capacity increases; and new staff costs

Grant Size: Up to £10,000
Location: Leeds
Duration: Up to 1 year
Application Deadline: 11/07/2024 at 12 noon
Decisions: September 2024

Read more and apply here

See all of our open grants here

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