📣News: Digital Inclusion / Investment and Support Opportunity

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for this special announcement:


Carnegie UK Trust has launched a new programme to explore ways of reducing digital exclusion among young people facing complex challenges.

The #NotWithoutMe Accelerator includes investment and support for organisations to research, design and refine proposals that will help vulnerable young people develop their digital access, skills and resilience.

At the end of the six-month development programme, participants will be ready to apply for further investment to deliver their full proposal.

The programme is open to social enterprises and charities working with young people in the UK and Ireland.

The application is open now and closes April 30th

3 things you can do

  1. Apply to take part in the accelerator programme
  2. Share this unique opportunity with your networks
  3. Contact us to discuss how your organisation could contribute

More detailed information, background and links are included below

Thank you
We now return you to our regular show.

#NotWithoutMe / Youth Digital Inclusion Programme / Apply Now

Carnegie UK Trust are delighted to announce the launch of next phase of the #NotWithoutMe Programme, including an exciting funding and development opportunity.

You can apply online and applications will close at 5pm on Monday 30th April 2018.

The #NotWithoutMe programme has been established by the Carnegie UK Trust to challenge digital exclusion for vulnerable young people across the UK and Ireland.

#NotWithoutMe supports the development of innovative digital inclusion projects and research to support vulnerable young people to develop their digital skills, resilience, confidence, access and critical understanding.

Following the launch of the #NotWithoutMe ‘A digital world for all?’ report last year, The Trust is now looking to support the development of a further three projects through our first digital inclusion accelerator. The programme has been designed to stimulate the development of youth-focused digital inclusion initiatives, whilst also building staff and organisational capacity to effectively deliver the projects.

Accelerator Programme
The Trust is looking for applications from enthusiastic organisations with experience of working with vulnerable young people, based in the UK or Ireland, who want to take part in this innovative process.  

The #NotWithoutMe Accelerator will run over six months from July 2018 to December 2018 and will offer £3,000 development funding and six full-day interactive workshops with sector experts covering relevant topics to support the design and build of digital inclusion projects.

This will include developing co-design approaches, creative use of technologies and how to engage the adult support networks. By the end of the #NotWithoutMe Accelerator, we expect the successful organisations to be ready to effectively deliver their projects.

A detailed description of the #NotWithoutMe Accelerator can be found in the Project Brief.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • The chance to be part of a six-month accelerator of support workshops, project and staff development opportunities. (The Trust will fund the full travel costs for up to two staff members to attend.)
  • £3,000 funding to assist with designing and refining your project idea.
  • Networking with participants, mentors and sector stakeholders.
  • Opportunity to pitch for up to £40,000 further funding and a year’s support after the completion of the #NotWithoutMe Accelerator.
  • Social media promotion for your project and work.
  • Evaluation to identify successes, challenges and how to take your project forward.

APPLY ONLINE by 5pm on Monday 30th April 2018.

How to apply
The application is to be completed online and includes written questions, a Theory of Change document and a short video. The application is designed so that we can understand your organisation, your experience, enthusiasm and project idea.

More detail
Further information about the #NotWithoutMe Accelerator including eligibility criteria, judging criteria, key dates and expectations can be found on the #NotWithoutMe Project page. This includes links to the Application Questions, a detailed Project Brief and FAQs.

If you have any questions please contact Anna Grant, Senior Policy and Development Officer on anna@carnegieuk.org

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