12 November 2018
Big Lottery Fund – Digital Fund
The Big Lottery Fund has established the new two-year £15 million Digital Fund to offer dedicated digital funding support to the UK’s charitable and voluntary sectors. The new fund has been developed through a series of one-to-one interviews and workshops in London and Manchester, and it builds on the Big Lottery Fund’s previous experience of funding digital projects.
The Digital Fund is a key step in delivering the Big Lottery Fund’s digital ambitions outlined in its ‘Supporting Charities and Community Organisations Strategy’. It follows recognition that more could be done to enable charities and groups to make the most of digital opportunities.
In the first round, the Digital Fund is currently offering two strands of funding:
- Digital Fund Strand 1 – aimed at helping established charities use digital to take a major leap forward.
- Digital Fund Strand 2 – aimed at newer organisations that have already launched promising services that use digital to achieve scale or impact.
Applications will be accepted from 22 October 2018 to 3 December 2018. There will be further opportunities to apply in 2019.