Second phase of Connecting Scotland programme launched

Date: 4th September 2020
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

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Scottish Government has announced that a further £15 million will be provided to expand the Connecting Scotland programme to help a further 23,000 households get online.

The announcement came in the progress report on Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, which outlines that the further funding will build on the success of Phase 1 of the programme. Phase 1 enabled over 30,000 low income households to receive support to get connected through access to a device, data, skills training and technical support.

Phase 2 will provide support to public or voluntary organisations to help support low income families with children and young care leavers up to the age of 26. These families will get a device, twelve months unlimited data as well as technical support to get online safely and securely. Organisations working with people in these target groups can apply to their local council for devices to distribute. The closing date for applying for this support is 11am on 5th October 2020.

  • Read more about Phase 2 here.
  • Read more information on the Connecting Scotland website here.