Funding for partners

Clarion Housing

Clarion Housing awards grants of up to £5,000 for innovative digital inclusion projects.  They support projects that help Clarion residents of all ages – and the wider community – to get online and safely and confidently use the internet as an everyday tool.

Projects or activities should enable people to discover how developing digital skills and using online tools and services can enhance their daily lives.

Clarion Housing Community and Digital Grants

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Greater Manchester Technology fund

The Greater Manchester Technology Fund is an emergency response to help support digitally-excluded young people with the technology and connectivity needed to continue their learning at home while schools and colleges remain closed.

The Greater Manchester Technology Fund - GMCA



There are too many children and families struggling to stay connected digitally to their schools. Vodaphone are offering 100,000 sims with 30 GB data for 90 days, to help students #KeepConnecting across the UK.

Free data for UK students | Coronavirus |- Vodafone

Coronavirus |- Vodafone


princess trust


The Digital Futures Fund has been created to enhance the support offered to young people in being able to develop their digital skills and provide an opportunity to support them in being able to access sustainable careers in the tech sector. The fund has a particular focus on supporting young people who may be disadvantaged and/or under-represented within the industry.

Funding -Princes Trust 


Digital enterprise


Digital Growth Vouchers

Worth between £2,000 and £12,500, our Digital Growth Vouchers have helped hundreds of small to medium sized businesses grow by funding their digital investment projects.

Apply for Digital vouchers


future now


FutureDotNow is:

  • Inspiring coalition members to equip employees and customers with the Essential Digital Skills  and encouraging them to magnify impact through their supply chain and networks.
  • Empowering coalition members with knowledge and tools, making it easy to access existing resources, identifying and closing gaps using the power of the  coalition.
  • Building understanding of the digital skill motivation gap and how to close it.




Salford crowd funding

Salford City Council has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch Crowdfund Salford

Using the power of the crowd, we’ll be helping projects to find the funding and support they need to turn their ideas into a reality.

Crowdfund Salford



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Fast Track

The Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund is a joint venture between Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership (LDSP), developed to address locally identified digital skills gaps and support Greater Manchester and Lancashire residents with accessible routes into digital employment.  This Fund has been extended through the Department for Education Digital Bootcamps to maximise on this work, giving residents the opportunity to build up their digital skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.

The Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund provides accessible pathways into digital careers for underrepresented groups. These programmes come with guaranteed interviews for jobs in the region in specialist tech roles such as DevOps, Data Analysts and Cloud Engineers.

The Fast Track Digital workforce

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