Projects

We're supporting some fantastic digital participation projects. Here are their stories.

We’re supporting a wide range of digital participation projects in communities across Scotland. Many of these are benefiting from financial support from our challenge fund, whilst others are receiving in-kind support from organisations that have signed our digital participation charter.Each of them has a page on this site to tell their story in their own words.

You can also explore the projects by tag or by date funded, or see an interactive map of where things are happening.

Our projects
84 projects have received support

Annexe Communities
Connected Up
Digital skills training for older people
Winter 2014 Glasgow older-people

Argyll Voluntary Action
Digit All
Digital drop-in clubs
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Ayrshire Community Trust
Digital Skills Job Club
Twice weekly Digital Skills Job Club
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people remote-rural

Beith Community Development Trust
IT for U

Winter 2015 benefits

Bethany Christian Trust
Digital Oasis
Weekly digital learning drop-ins in Parkhead and Easterhouse.
Winter 2014 Glasgow benefits disabled-people older-people

Blackwood
Blackwood Connect
Basic digital skills training for tenants
Spring 2015 Glasgow benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Bonkle Computer Club
Choice and use of Digital Computers
Introduction to computers, tablets and notebooks and how to use them
Spring 2015 disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Cairngorms Learning Partnership
Cairngorms Computing Confidence

Winter 2015 older-people

Capability Scotland
ICT suite refurbishment
Developing the ICT suite at Upper Springland residental and daycare service to enable wheelchair access.
Winter 2014 disabled-people

Castle Douglas Community IT Centre
Take a Tablet
Tablet training for older people
Spring 2015 older-people remote-rural

Centre for Nordic Studies
Orkney and Shetland Community Digital Heritage
Teaching older people how to use digital technology through the app Fieldtrip GB
Spring 2015 older-people remote-rural

Citizens Online
Our Digital Zone
Variety of digital participation activity across the Highlands
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Co Chomunn na Pairce
Digital Drop-In
Drop-in digital training sessions
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Colonsay and Oransay Heritage Trust
Colonsay Captured
Growing community resources with a website and the digitisation of historic archives
Spring 2015 older-people remote-rural

Comas
Dot Can
Digital skills sessions to help disadvantaged people use online services and access the support they need.
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people

Community Safety Glasgow
Maryhill and Milton Digital Inclusion Programme

Winter 2015 benefits ethnic-minority older-people

Coupar Angus Regeneration Trust
Strathmore Skills Centre
Basic digital skills lessons for local people
Winter 2014 older-people remote-rural

Cranhill Development Trust
Digital Works Club @ Ruchazie
Click and Connect Learning Centre in Ruchazie Parish Church
Spring 2015 Glasgow benefits

Cre8te Opportunities Limited
FEMDA – Female Ethnic Minority Digital Academy

Winter 2015 benefits ethnic-minority

Crookston Community Group
Crookston Community WWW Club

Winter 2015 ethnic-minority

CVO East Ayrshire
TransmIT
TransmIT (Training in Social Media and IT).
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Deaf Connections
DEAFinitely Digital
Supporting the deaf community to develop and advance their digital skills
Spring 2015 Glasgow benefits disabled-people older-people

Dundee Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Research Group, University of Dundee
Tap and Talk
Support group to help adults with aphasia explore the benefits of technology
Spring 2015 disabled-people

East Lothian Council - Wallyford Library
Digital Inclusion for the Visually Impaired

Winter 2015 disabled-people older-people

Forres Area Community Trust
Forres Online
Training programme for online learning and activity in Forres.
Spring 2015 benefits older-people remote-rural

Falkirk Football Community Foundation
Digital Silver Bairns

Winter 2015 older-people

Falkirk Football Community Foundation
Digital Employment Skills

Winter 2015 benefits

Fife Migrants Forum
You Can Do IT, IT for work, for all.

Winter 2015 ethnic-minorities older-people remote-rural

Flourish House
Digital Inclusion through Entrepreneurship
Developing IT skills and boosting organisational online fundraising activity
Spring 2015 Glasgow disabled-people

Glasgow Life
Digitally Agile Staff CPD
Online learning resource for staff working with client groups least likely to have basic digital skills.
Spring 2015 Glasgow staff

G.R.A.C.E
Grace Digital Well Being Cafe (Independence Through Digital Literacy Attainment)

Winter 2015 benefits older-people

Greenhouse Shop CIC
The Greenhouse Digital Participation Programme
IT equipment and digital skills sessions for the community
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Hebridean Connections
Hebridean History in the Digital Age
Digital skills training events across Lewis and Harris
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Homelands Trust Fife
Me Help Me
Introducing digital technology to alleviate symptoms of isolation and stress and also promote self-care and good health
Winter 2014 Glasgow disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Homestart Majik
Thrive in the Digital World
Helping people to thrive in the digital world and reducing social isolation
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Inverclyde Council on Disability
Connected, Confident & Included

Winter 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people

Inverclyde Council
DIGITAL Inverclyde

Winter 2015 older-people remote-rural

LAMH Recycle Limited
IT Works for me

Winter 2015 disabled-people

Lead Scotland
Getting Digital
Supporting older disabled people to learn relevant digital skills within a community housing environment.
Winter 2014

Leonard Chesire Disability
Bringing out the Digital
Digital inclusion workshops for disabled people
Spring 2015 disabled-people remote-rural

Libertie Project
Digital Creative Club
Using creative digital activities to engage with hard to reach individuals.
Winter 2014 benefits offenders remote-rural

Link Housing
City & Guilds Training
IT & digital skills training working towards accredited qualifications
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people

Linthouse Monday club
Linthouse Digital Learners
IT workshops
Winter 2014 Glasgow older-people

MECOPP Carers Centre
Digital Dragons

Winter 2015 older-people remote-rural

Merkinch Community Centre
UR CIRCLE
Informal computer drop-in sessions to boost IT skills and reduce social isolation
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people

Merkinch Partnership
Merkinch Gets Online
Supporting local people to access online services and resources
Spring 2015 unemployed

Midlothian Voluntary Action
Getting IT
This project will train voluntary and community organisations in Midlothian to help them to support their clients, service users or members to get online.
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people remote-rural

Moray Firth Media Trust
Digital Audio and Radio Production
Part time courses in digital and radio broadcasting production
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural unemployed

Moray Libraries and Information Service
Get Digital Clubs
ICT courses for the most digitally excluded
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Move On
Move On IT Literacy Project
IT literacy skills for homeless people and care leavers in Glasgow
Spring 2015 Glasgow benefits homeless

Mydex CIC
Digital Empowerment - Person Centred Services
Encouraging digital participation through action learning and knowledge exchange
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Newmains Community Trust
Connecting Newmains

Winter 2015 benefits older-people

North Highland Language Centre
Get to know the Internet
Basic digital and online skills training
Spring 2015 disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Northwest Training Centre Association
Our Stories Your Memories
Basic computer skills tuition for older people
Spring 2015 disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Old Torry Community Centre
Computing For All
Teaching basic computing skills.
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people

Opportunity Enhancement Trust
Digital skills through football
Using football as a means to help people develop digital skills
Winter 2014 Glasgow benefits older-people remote-rural

Ormlie Community Association
Digital access and IT skills
Supported digital access and improving IT skills.
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Partnerships for Wellbeing
Video Volunteers
To encourage engagement with and confidence in digital technology
Spring 2015 disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Project Scotland
LinkedIn workshops
Get on in life workshop programme - LinkedIn workshops.
Winter 2014 Glasgow remote-rural unemployed young-people

Quarriers
Quarriers Go4IT Project
Stories from the Digital Divide
Winter 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people

Queens Cross Housing Association
Historical Connections @ Queens Cross
Using local history to teach older people how to use the internet
Winter 2014 Glasgow benefits disabled-people older-people young-people

Reach Community Health Project
Ethnicity & Social Media, A Digital Way Forward

Winter 2015 ethnic-minority

Rosemount Lifelong Learning
Digital skills for speakers of other languages

Winter 2015 english-not-first-language ethnic-minorities

Scottish Borders Council
Tea and Tablet
Introduction to IT and the internet
Spring 2015 benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

Scottish Council on Deafness
Connecting and Communicating
Improving the digital capability of SCoD to better support and communicate with members
Winter 2014 Glasgow disabled-people remote-rural

The Scottish Crofting Federation
Croft IT

Winter 2015 other

Scottish Women's Aid
Recounting Women
To imporve the digital skills of the women involved
Spring 2015 Glasgow women

SHIMCA (Scottish Highlands & Islands and Moray Chinese Association)
IT for total beginners
Introduction to IT sessions for beginners
Spring 2015

Station House Media Unit (shmu)
Connected Communities
Online community portal
Winter 2014 benefits disabled-people older-people

Stornoway Old Peoples Welfare Association
Tea and Technology

Winter 2015 older-people remote-rural

Southside Housing Association
Southside Connections

Winter 2015 benefits ethnic-minority older-people

Spruce Carpets
The Spruce Hub
Accredited IT skills training.
Winter 2014 Glasgow benefits

St Andrews Church (Havilah Project)
Community Spirit Learning Zone
Teaching basic computer skills alongside job search support and literacy and numeracy support
Spring 2015 disabled-people offenders

Stromness Community Centre
Bridging the Gap Getting Online
Beginner internet sessions delivered by young people for older people in the community
Spring 2015 older-people remote-rural

Tap into IT Where You Are
Lynedoch Shopper Service

Winter 2015 older-people

The Meeting Place
Dynamic Individuals Gaining Internet Training And Lots...more, we are DIGITAL

Winter 2015 disabled-people

Thenue Housing Association
Smart Communities Volunteer Digital Champions
Volunteer Digital Champions programme
Spring 2015 Glasgow benefits older-people

Toryglen Community Base
Toryglen Digital Base
IT suite refurbishment to support various digital inclusion projects
Winter 2014 Glasgow benefits older-people

The Tower Digital Arts Centre
Silverscreen Project

Winter 2015 older-people

Upward Mobility
Upload Mobility from Upward Mobility

Winter 2015 disabled-people

Volunteer Centre Dundee
Volunteer with IT
IT sessions with peer mentoring
Winter 2014 disabled-people

Volunteer Glasgow
Digital VG

Winter 2015 english-not-first-language

West of Scotland Housing Association
Digital Inclusion Coordinator
Digital Inclusion Coordinator to teach digital skills
Spring 2015 Glasgow benefits disabled-people older-people remote-rural

YouthLink Scotland
Digitally Agile Training Course
Developing training for CLD around the Digitally Agile National Principles
Spring 2015 Glasgow staff

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