Big Lottery Online Skills Bid - Are you interested in joining in?

You have probably seen that the Big Lottery Fund has announced a UK-wide Basic Online Skills Programme. Affinity Sutton is working with Digital Unite to lead a bid for this funding stream developed by, and specifically aimed at, housing providers.   This already has the support of organisations including the four UK housing federations, HACT, Digital Birmingham, and number of housing associations.

An element of Digital Unite’s involvement is providing support in relation to communication, and a webpage has been set up on their website to enable organisations to express their interest in involvement in the initiative see link here. The deadline for registering interest is 13 December 2013. 

To ensure that housing providers nationwide are made aware that this bid is being developed the four housing federations and Digital Unite will contact their memberships.  An online forum is being established to enable partners to contribute specific ideas about what the bid could include, and how it may help reach residents who do not have the digital skills they need. 

Please find attached the Big Lottery’s Expression of Interest and Q&As.



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Comment by Tim Dumbleton on December 5, 2013 at 16:44

Form completed and submitted! Thanks to Affinity Sutton for taking on the co-ordination for this (no mean feat).

Would be great to see lots of interest from across the sector in this bid.

Comment by Angus Kerr on December 6, 2013 at 10:26
Likewise, compelted and submitted! Keep me posted re the bid and whether you need any information. Thanks
Comment by John Popham on December 11, 2013 at 8:43

Am I too late for this?

Comment by Dele Ryder on December 11, 2013 at 14:44
Completed and submitted. Look forward to hearing more.

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