Open day in support of the Scottish Government’s Digital Participation strategy

Digital Scotland

Funding information event for community projects

North Ayrshire Foodbanks and the Church of the Nazarene have both recently received a significant investment from the Scottish Government under the Digital Inclusion Programme.

If you run a community project and need to purchase IT equipment then you will be interested in attending a funding information event organised by the Government at Saltcoats Town Hall on 21st June.

Information officers from the Government will be there to provide advice and information on the funding that is available and how to apply for it.

How you can get involved

Many people in Scotland already use digital technology regularly and confidently. However, others need support to use the internet and efforts are focused on helping everyone to develop the skills and confidence to become active digital citizens.

To support the Digital Inclusion initiative North Ayrshire Foodbanks will be holding an open day to show the equipment and benefits of being online. We are particularly keen to encourage people in our community who have not yet explored the benefits of Internet technologies as well as those who would like to extend their existing knowledge.

The open day will be held on Saturday 25th June between 10am and 4pm at the Church of the Nazarene, Ardrossan.

Computers and internet access will be made available to those needing access to benefits information, job searches and online shopping. We intend to have digital buddies on-hand to help those who are less familiar with using computers.

Can you help?

We intend to operate our cafe facilities during the event to help us raise funds for the food bank and will need people to assist with serving tea, coffee, scones, sandwiches. We also need people to act as digital buddies to support other visitors.

If you or someone you know is available on the day, then please contact North Ayrshire Foodbanks.

About Scotland’s Digital Future

Scotland’s Digital Future outlines the steps that are required to ensure Scotland is well placed to take full advantage of all the economic, social and environmental opportunities offered by the digital age. The Scottish Government is committed to increasing digital participation and ensuring that all of Scotland is able to enjoy the social, cultural and economic benefits of the internet. Ensuring that our businesses, whatever their size, and the people of Scotland, whatever their location, age or income, can choose digital first. It is essential that everyone has access to the right technology and are capable and confident in its use at home and at work. Increased digital participation can improve people’s quality of life, boost economic growth and allow more effective delivery of public services.