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£1 million to support charities’ digital skills
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has made £1 million available to support programmes helping charities to improve their digital skills.
Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright said that the Digital Leadership Fund will give industry leaders’ free access to training or heavily subsidised courses to boost their digital skills and develop a wider understanding of how technology can help them fulfil their mission. This may include learning how to maximise online fundraising tools, build a social media presence or modernise their operational delivery by embedding updated IT systems.
Wright said: “We want charitable organisations to thrive in the digital age and are committed to helping them get the most out of technology, which can act as an enormous force for good. Through this programme, charity leaders will have more opportunities to enhance skills and boost employee confidence while creating a greater and more positive impact on people and their communities.”
The fund supports the government’s recently published Civil Society Strategy, which outlined plans to help charities build their digital capabilities to benefit service-users and wider society.