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Connecting Scotland programme launched

Section: DigitalType: News Item Date Published: 14th May 2020

A new £5 million programme will offer internet connection, training and support, and a device to vulnerable people who are not online.

During the coronavirus crisis, the internet is keeping us connected, informed, able to learn, work, shop and access health information or other public services. However, people without internet connectivity, devices or digital skills will not be able to access these benefits.

The Connecting Scotland programme will connect 9,000 people who are considered at clinically high risk. This £5 million programme will offer an internet connection, training and support, and a laptop or tablet to vulnerable people who are not already online. This will allow them to access services and support and connect with friends and family during the pandemic.

Applications are now open for organisations, on behalf of citizens who may be at risk of isolation during lockdown.

To find out more, read the Scottish Government update (this link will take you away from our website).

To register an expression of interest as an organisation, please visit https://connecting.scot (this link will take you away from our website).

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