New Funding to Support Digital Training for Charities – 7th December 2018 (England)

The UK Government has announced a boost of £1 million to support a programme that helps charities to improve their digital skills. The funding will help to provide and expand training programmes that help charities to develop an understanding of how technology can make it easier for them to achieve their goals. The extended Digital Leadership Fund will give industry leaders access to free or heavily subsidised training courses that will offer a wider understanding of how technology can help them fulfil their mission. Individual organisations or consortia with an identified lead organisation must apply by the closing date of Friday December 7th, 2018.

Detailed News Article

Charities across England will have the opportunity to improve their digital skills through a boost of £1 million to the Digital Leadership Fund. The funding follows a commitment in the Civil Society Strategy to support charities to build their digital confidence and will support training to enable charities to develop an understanding of how technology can make it easier for them to achieve their goals.

The funding will give charity leaders free access to training or heavily subsidised courses to boost their digital skills and develop a wider understanding of how technology can help them fulfil their mission.

The training will include learning how to maximise online fundraising tools, build a social media presence or modernise their operational delivery by embedding updated IT systems and may also cover learning how to harness emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to achieve their charitable objectives.

Applications of between £10,000 and £170,000 are invited from individual organisations or consortia with an identified lead organisation. Of particular interest are organisations whose projects more than one location, cover locations outside of London or include a peer learning element.

Applications close on Friday December 7th.

Useful Links:

Guidance for Applicants

Application Form

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/digital-leadership-fund-application-form

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