The Big Lottery Fund to support digital pioneers and digital natives

Posted on: Wednesday 10 October 2018

A new £15 million fund will enable voluntary sector organisations to harness digital tools in the support of local people.


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The Big Lottery Fund is making a pot of £15 million available to help support local people through the use of digital tools by community charities.

Voluntary sector organisations will be able to apply for up to £500,000 from the Digital Fund from October 22nd.

Two funding strands will be available - digital pioneers and digital natives - with the first offering help to those wanting to make progress in digital and the second for those wishing to expand existing efforts.

Those taking advantage of the grants will have between one and four years to spend the funds.
Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund, said: "It will help both digital natives and digital pioneers maximise their impact, by putting people at the heart of their digital services.

"This is an exciting stage in our own journey to be an effective digital funder."

Next year, the Big Lottery Fund will be rebranded as the National Lottery Community Fund, as it aims to make its purpose clearer in its name.

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