The Big Lottery Fund is to launch a new £15m fund designed to help charities make the most of digital opportunities.
The Digital Fund, which will open for applications on 22 October, will award grants of up to £500,000 to help voluntary sector organisations use digital tools and approaches to support local communities.
The programme has two funding strands. The first will focus on what the BLF calls “digital pioneers”, which are established charities with annual incomes of more than £500,000 that want to use digital technology to make significant progress.
The second funding strand will focus on “digital natives”, or more recently established charities that are already successfully using digital but need help expanding.