In autumn 2020, Lambeth Council launched a £200,000 Digital Inclusion Fund to address digital poverty for residents across the borough, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Grants were made to schools and Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations to support people of all ages who are digitally excluded.
In March 2021, we partnered with Impact on Urban Health and the Lambeth Digital Inclusion Network to launch an appeal on Crowdfunder. Lambeth’s residents, businesses, and other supporters were asked to contribute to the fund. Every pound raised was match funded by Impact on Urban Health.
Thanks to the generosity of 578 supporters and the match funding from Impact on Urban Health, this round of the Digital Inclusion Fund will award £120,000 to both schools and VCS organisations.