Digital Access

Friday 21st May 2021

In recent years, it has become more and more evident that using technology and getting online is an essential part of modern life. Lacking access to the internet can cause significant difficulties to people attempting to claim benefits, study, work, and socialise for example.

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated the stark reality faced by those unable to use a device or get online – whether this is due to lack of skills, confidence, access, or awareness. It is now clearer than ever that these barriers can, and do, have a significant impact on quality of life.

To tackle this need within the Armed Forces community, Poppyscotland has introduced a new category to its Grants programme. Digital Access Grants will be made available to eligible beneficiaries to improve access to the internet and online services. This will support their strategic vision of creating better futures for the Armed Forces community and their families.

The grants will be used to tackle one or more of the following needs:

• Devices (primarily laptops, but smartphones or tablets can be provided where this is a more appropriate solution)
• Internet Connection (primarily pay as you go routers, and pay as you go sim cards)
• Training (to gain and improve essential digital skills, where free training is not already available)

To make a referral for their new Digital Access Grants please contact 0131 550 1557 or email [email protected]

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