Fund title: Big Lottery: Digital Fund

Focus of fund/fund aims:

A new fund to help the charity and voluntary sector to use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities to thrive

Application deadline:

3 December 2018

Fund description:

The Digital Fund is a new UK wide £15 million funding programme to support charities and community organisations. It is about helping the charity and voluntary sector to use digital tools and approaches to support people and communities to thrive.

There are currently two strands of funding

Digital Fund Strand 1 offers grants of up to £500,000 and a tailored support package. The aim is to help established charities use digital to take a major leap forward. We expect grants to last from 1 to 4 years.

Digital Fund Strand 2 offers grants of up to £500,000 for newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact. We expect grants to last from 1 to 4 years.

Applications can be made by Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, registered charities, social enterprises, VCS-led partnerships and Community Interest Companies (CICs).

The Big Lottery Fund likes to discuss project ideas with applicants before they prepare a detailed application: the first stage is an outline proposal which Big Lottery will discuss with you before inviting a detailed funding proposal.

There will be further funding opportunities within the Digital Fund in 2019.

Further information:

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/digital-fund