Scottish Government adds to digital inclusion fund

The Scottish Government unveiled the plan to invest GBP£26 million in projects to address digital exclusion.
Through its Connecting Scotland programme, the government will further provide training and skills development for around 23,000 people on low incomes alongside devices, such as iPads and Chromebooks, and unlimited data for two years. The fund is open for organisations to apply until 5 July 2021. ‘With technology playing an increasingly important role in our society, ensuring people can get online and have the right skills and training is even more important to Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic. The Scottish Government committed to helping more people get online within our first 100 days plan and that is why we are providing an additional £26 million to help a further 23,000 households experiencing difficulties with online access,’ said Scottish Finance and Economy Secretary Kate Forbes.