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Embedding Digital at CFINE (360G-SCVO-a110N00000TN3PJQA1)

Embedding Digital Skills at CFINE is a project aimed at transforming how CFINE develops and utilises essential digital skills in supporting vulnerable individuals, families and communities in NE Scotland. A training programme will be developed that puts at its core digital communication, handling information and content, transacting online, problem solving, and safety and legality online. The courses will be delivered in blocks by a Digital Training Development Officer, with small groups of 4-6 people attending each. In addition, the development officer will hold 1 to 1 sessions with staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries, in order to provide further comprehensive support for those identified as requiring it. Services are increasingly moving online, and there is concern that as this continues, many people could be faced with being excluded from communicating and transacting due to lacking essential, basic digital skills. With this in mind, the project will focus on providing a strong basis for empowering people in order for them to engage effectively with systems including welfare & social security, local authority services (including Scottish Welfare Fund grants), email etc In order to prepare for the full rollout of the Universal Credit (UC) benefit in October 2018, which is a wholly online service and requires applicants to have an email address, it is essential that the groundwork is done as soon as possible in developing the essential digital skills required. The Digital Training Development Officer will work closely with CFINE’s Financial Capability Officers, in order to best prepare welfare recipients (including food bank beneficiaries and volunteers) for the change. In addition, staff will be trained to make use of collaborative digital tools in the workplace to allow for efficiency and increase productivity. Evaluation and monitoring will be conducted throughout the life of the project, and will inform future development of digital at CFINE.

£9,552

01 Aug 2018

Grant details
Amount Applied For 9552
Amount Awarded 9552
Award Date 2018-08-01
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Torry/Ferryhill
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type WD
Beneficiary Location: Latitude 57.141785
Beneficiary Location: Longitude -2.092963
Data Source https://scvo.org/digital/participation/charter-fund/projects/data.json
From An Open Call? Yes
Funding Org: Charity Number SC003558
Funding Org: City Edinburgh
Funding Org: Country Scotland
Funding Org: County City of Edinburgh
Funding Org: Department Digital
Funding Org: Description The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.
Funding Org: Location: Latitude 55.945492
Funding Org: Location: Longitude -3.201152
Funding Org: Postal Code EH3 9DQ
Funding Org: Street Address Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street
Funding Org: Web Address http://scvo.org
Grant Programme: Code scvo-digital-charter-fund-call-6
Grant Programme: Description Our Digital Participation Charter Fund, supported by by the Scottish Government, the ERDF and BT, invests in community digital participation projects across Scotland. The projects that we're supporting will enable groups and organisations to digitise content, build digital networks and improve the digital skills of their members, so that they can continue to thrive in the digital world.
Grant Programme: Title Digital Participation Charter Fund - Call 6
Grant Programme: URL https://scvo.org/digital/participation/charter-fund
Last Modified 2019-11-06T07:05:00+00:00
Planned Dates: End Date 2019-08-30
Planned Dates: Last Modified 2019-11-06T07:05:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2018-09-03
Recipient Org: Charity Number SC037833
Recipient Org: City Aberdeen
Recipient Org: Country Scotland
Recipient Org: Description Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) improves health and wellbeing, tackles poverty, reduces food waste and supports vulnerable individuals, families and communities in the NE Scotland. A range of support services including: financial capability and education: Cash In Your Pocket referral system; employability: >60 Community Food Outlets; FareShare food redistribution supporting 170 partners in NE; food bank (>15,000 emergency parcels to be distributed 2018); ‘Cook at the ‘Nook (community training kitchen); Tuk In (an electric tuk tuk, a mobile community café); enterprise trading selling fruit, veg and healthy snacks, ‘cook school’ training and healthy lunches. Overall, CFINE adopts a holistic approach to tackling our beneficiaries’ myriad needs and achieving our social objectives. CFINE’s impact is well known and is widely respected as an innovative and active charity and social enterprise.
Recipient Org: Location: Country Code GB
Recipient Org: Location: Geographic Code Torry/Ferryhill
Recipient Org: Location: Geographic Code Type WD
Recipient Org: Location: Latitude 57.141785
Recipient Org: Location: Longitude -2.092963
Recipient Org: Postal Code AB11 5RW
Recipient Org: Street Address 2-4 Poynernook Road
Recipient Org: Web Address http://www.cfine.org
URL https://scvo.org/digital/participation/charter-fund/projects/a110n00000tn3pjqa1-community-food-initiatives-north-east
Additional data added by GrantNav
Alternate Recipient Name Community Food Initiatives North East Limited
Recipient Region Scotland
Recipient District Aberdeen City
Recipient District Geographic Code S12000033
Recipient Ward Torry/Ferryhill Ward
Recipient Ward Geographic Code S13002846