Applications are now open for the Clarion Futures Digital Grants Program to support individuals to improve their digital skills to safely and confidently access online services on a regular basis.
The Fund is designed to support Clarion residents of all ages to get and stay online and to use the internet as an everyday tool, safely and confidently.
- Digital Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects committed to getting Clarion residents, and the wider community, online.
They are looking to fund projects and activities that focus on:
- Supporting residents to discover the full scope of how the internet can assist them in their everyday lives, and to provide them with the skills and confidence to do so
- Supporting residents to access the digital resources that meet their individual needs and circumstances
- Building digital skills and confidence for all
- Encouraging residents to use the internet with confidence so they are safe, and avoid risky and/or illegal behaviour
They are looking to fund projects and activities that reach
- Residents who have never used the internet before
- Residents who may have previously used some online facilities but who may not be aware of the full potential to use the internet in their everyday lives
- Residents with limited digital skills
- Residents who do not have access to appropriate digital resources
- Residents of all ages
- Not-for-profit organisations including constituted community groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee, social enterprises or Community Interest Companies (CICs) are eligible to apply to the Clarion Futures Digital Grants Programme.
- Organisations must meet the following eligibility criteria before submitting an application:
- Delivering a project primarily aimed at supporting Clarion residents
- Have at least three (3) unrelated management committee members
- Have a governing document
- Have an organisational bank account in the name of the constituted group with at least two (2) unrelated signatories
- Have a record of income and expenditure or set of accounts
- If you are a new group you will need a bank statement and an income and expenditure forecast
- Have a safeguarding policy if working with young people under the age of 18, or vulnerable adults
- Have the relevant insurance in place, including public liability where required, before delivering activities
- Have an online safety policy in place covering participants, tutors/trainers and volunteers
For more information, visit https://clarionfutures.flexigrant.com/default.aspx