Digital Buddies - Age UK Cheshire

Digital Fund

Digital Buddies - Age UK Cheshire

The first round of Digital Fund funding has now closed. Under Strands 1 and 2, we awarded £12.1m to 29 organisations and £500,000 for a support contract to work with them. There is £2.4m remaining of the £15m allocated to the Digital Fund, as announced in 2018. We are currently doing some discovery work to determine the needs of micro organisations across the UK, and whether these needs are primarily digital. We will use this work to inform how we support these groups in 2020. Alongside this, we are scoping how the remaining funds can have the most impact and we hope to launch a small number of small, strategic funds in 2020. For regular updates on the Digital Fund, please follow the team’s Medium blog.

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The Digital Fund is currently supporting two strands of funding.

We want to use digital to change our work

Digital Fund Strand 1 offered grants of up to £500,000 and a tailored support package. The aim was to help established organisations use digital to take a major leap forward. Grants have now been awarded and will last from 1 to 4 years.

We are already highly digital, and want to scale our impact

Digital Fund Strand 2 offered grants of up to £500,000 for newer organisations that had already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact. Grants have now been awarded and will last from 1 to 4 years.

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