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Funding for IT Projects Supporting Disadvantaged Groups (UK)
Funding is available to organisations with innovative IT related project ideas that can make a positive difference to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups - in the UK, developing countries and around the world.The funding is available through the Nominet Trust.The aim of the Trust is to fund innovative Internet projects that make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, primarily in terms of education, safety and inclusion.The Trust is particularly interested in funding projects that can be scaled up and replicated.There is no minimum grant application and applications for over £100,000 require an interview.Organisations wishing to apply need initially to complete and online eligibility questionnaire.Those organisations deemed successful will be provided with a link to a more detailed application form.
Previously projects supported through the Trust include:
Pottery Primary School, Belper, which received funding towards the costs of printed material to raise awareness to parents, children and the community of internet risks and safety measures.
Age UK, a new charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people which received funding from the Trust to promote digital inclusion of older people in nursing homes.
The next closing date for submitting initial Advisory Eligibility Forms is the 1st August 2012.Stage 2 applications to be submitted by the 5th September 2012.