KCOM awards initial Digital Inclusion Grants

Fri, 19/04/2024 - 15:34

KCOM has announced the first three winners of its Digital Inclusion Grants, aimed at improving lives in communities across Hull, East Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire.

The winners are City of Hull Sport & Community Group CIC, which will launch a new Digi Skills project providing digital training for local people; KIDS Yorkshire, which will invest in new technology helping youngsters with special educational needs; and North Lincolnshire’s Carer’s Support Service, which will use open a Carer’s Hub, providing online support and reducing isolation for local carers.

KCOM has pledged to provide grants of up to £25,000 each during the next three years.

CEO Tim Shaw said: “The first three successful groups showed that their grants will make a real difference to people living within their communities, creating life enhancing opportunities and providing essential digital skills.

“It’s more important than ever that we continue to support the local communities that we serve, providing online opportunities, levelling up digital skills across the region and broadening horizons for everyone to make sure they are not left behind in this digital age.”

A second round of the KCOM Foundation’s Digital Inclusion Grants will be announced later this year.