Grants are available for community groups and voluntary organisations to address digital poverty in rural communities in Northern Ireland.

Current Status
Open for Applications
Maximum value:
ÂŁ 1,000

Objectives of Fund

The fund aims to address digital poverty in rural communities, highlighted as a major contribution towards loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Funding will assist grassroots organisations in providing digital technology for the most vulnerable, promoting connectivity, community and facilitating a strong, sustainable broadband connection across rural communities in Northern Ireland. Priority focus will be given to organisations that support older people and young people aged 18 or younger.

Value Notes

Grants of up to ÂŁ1,000 are available.

Who Can Apply

Community groups, voluntary organisations other local, grassroots or community-led organisations are eligible to apply.

Eligible Expenditure

Priority will be given to proposed activities specifically aimed at young people who need greater access to technology or connectivity, or initiatives to combat digital exclusion among the elderly.

Eligible costs include capital purchases, such as computers, tablets, and other digital technologies.

How To Apply

The deadline for applications is 1pm on 14 February 2022.

A detailed list of eligible postcodes and the online application form can be accessed from the Community Foundation Northern Ireland website.

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