Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Funding for IT Projects Supporting Disadvantaged Groups (UK)

Fnding 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:
*Dearham Primary School in Western Cumbria, to support their Internet
Safety week for all pupils followed by pupil and parent workshops;
*The Everybody Online project which uses local champions to mobilize all
available resources in a location to support new users of the internet
and ensure internet usage delivers positive outcomes for individuals and
the community.
The next closing date for applications is the 1st June 2011. For more
information, visit: http://www.nominettrust.org.uk/



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