Residents can gain confidence and improve their digital skills thanks to grants of upto £5,000.
Trafford Council has launched its Digital Skills and Inclusion grants, which can be applied for by voluntary groups to provide training and support, as well as the buying of new equipment.
The grants are there to improve the digital skills of residents for work and at home. By improving their abilities of going online and using computers, residents can stay connected, gain the confidence to go online and also stay safe.
Cllr Mike Freeman, Trafford Council Executive Member for Public Safety, Governance and Reform, said:
Online skills have been a lifeline to so many during the coronavirus lockdown. Even though people haven’t been able to meet with relatives and friends, they have been able to see each other on video, or do their weekly shop online.
Unfortunately, not everyone has the ability or the confidence to do this so these grants are a vital part of enabling people to develop their digital skills.
Digital is fast becoming an essential life skill so it’s important to develop digital skills and confidence. This scheme will help people in Trafford to engage with an increasingly digital world.”
The grants are available to any voluntary, community and social enterprise group in the borough.
Cllr Freeman added:
Volunteers and communities have come together brilliantly in response to the coronavirus epidemic. This scheme will provide additional help to voluntary and community groups to support the people in Trafford with their digital skills.”
For more information, or to apply for a grant, please visit www.traffordpartnership.org or call 0161 912 1173.
Posted on Monday 29th June 2020