Digital Inclusion Fund

Grant Type Core costs & project costs
Current status Open
Applications accepted from Social Enterprises? Yes
Maximum grant available £25,000, although larger grants may be considered
Deadlines The Digital Inclusion Fund is a rolling programme which will be in place until funds are exhausted.

Expressions of Interest are currently being accepted for the next round of funding. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application and decisions will be made later in the year (dates to be confirmed)

Decisions will be made on a quarterly basis.

Brief Description

The Digital Inclusion Fund has been developed to reduce digital poverty and its effects across target demographics within Suffolk. The funding has been made available by Suffolk County Council in partnership with Suffolk Community Foundation.

Helping residents to become digitally included will bring wider social benefits to enable people to be better informed, pay less for things, be more employable, feel more independent, be less isolated, and live happier, healthier, easier lives

Criteria

The objectives of the fund:

  • To reduce digital poverty and its effects across target demographics within Suffolk
  • To increase digital inclusion across target demographics within Suffolk
  • To improve health outcomes across target demographics including (but not exclusive to) access to services and access to training and employment

Key areas of focus:

  • Digital skills provision for Suffolk residents
  • Digital device access for Suffolk residents
  • Low cost/affordable connectivity for Suffolk residents

Target areas:

The whole of Suffolk but with particular focus on:-

  • Lowestoft
  • North East Suffolk – including areas surrounding Leiston/Saxmundham
  • Ipswich – areas with higher income deprivation
  • Rural areas within Babergh and Mid Suffolk and West Suffolk

Fund beneficiaries:

  • Residents with lower income levels
  • Residents living with disability/sensory impairment
  • Residents who are unable to fully access the labour market

Who can apply?

  • Charitable and Voluntary groups
  • Faith and community groups
  • Social enterprises that are addressing need within Suffolk

What can be funded:

  • New innovative projects
  • Existing projects
  • Revenue or capital costs (or a mixture of both)
  • Core costs and organisational overheads
  • Full cost recovery

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