Congratulations to the twelve organisations who successfully bid for the Government’s Digital Deal funding.
he Digital Deal is aimed at encouraging more social housing tenants to get online, improve their skills and benefit from wider internet services. This will become ever more important with the introduction of Universal Credit.
A pot of £400,000 will go towards funding a diverse range of projects including community volunteer support and expert mentors, along with technological solutions such as mobile internet wi-fi clouds, converting TVs into internet devices and recycled IT equipment.
The Federation is particularly pleased that eight members were amongst the 12 successful projects announced last week:
- Golden Gates Housing Trust
- Cottway Housing
- Leeds Federated Housing
- Yarlington Housing Group
- A2Dominion Housing Group
- Fabrick Housing Group
- Progress Housing Group
- Wirral Partnership Homes
We look forward to hearing about the progress of these projects and will encourage sharing of best practice and learning amongst members.