Connecting Scotland is a Scottish Government programme set up in response to coronavirus.
It provides iPads, Chromebooks and support to develop digital skills for people who are all of the following:
• digitally excluded – do not have an appropriate device and/or are not connected to the internet at home;
• on low incomes so cannot afford to buy a device or pay for internet access;
• at risk of isolation due to coronavirus because they are in the extremely high vulnerability group or the higher risk of severe illness group.
Getting online will help them access the services and support they need. It will also help them to keep in contact with their friends and family.
Applications will be assessed by SCVO and local authorities. Awards will be made from the allocation of devices per local authority area (Dumfries and Galloway – 90 Chromebooks and 120 iPads).
Information on how to apply and guidance can be found on the Support DG website: https://buff.ly/2UY53UW