April news from 100% Digital Leeds

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Highlights from 100% Digital Leeds

Here are some of the things that the 100% Digital Leeds team have been working on over the past month.

You can find out more about our work on the 100% Digital Leeds website.

Digital Inclusion Officer vacancy at Better Leeds Communities

Recruitment open for NHS funded post to support the development of Digital Health Hubs in the Woodsley and Holt Park LCP area, closing Tuesday 2 May.

More information and link to apply on our blog.

Arts in care showcase

100% Digital Leeds is hosting an event on Friday 19 May for activities coordinators and managers working in a care setting showcasing the wealth of arts and culture activities on offer across the city for the benefit of care recipients, with practical workshops from organisations like Yorkshire Dance, plus the launch of the 2023 Arts in Care Homes Day digital arts participation programme.

More information and link to book on our blog.

Launch of inclusive employment film

100% Digital Leeds and members of the Autism and Learning Disabilities Digital Inclusion Network have have created a film to educate employers on how they can make their workplaces more inclusive.

For more information and to watch the film visit our blog.

Positive digital walks

100% Digital Leeds is working with Mencap and Hamara to launch a series of regular walks and activities to improve the health, wellbeing and digital skills of people with learning disabilities.

For more information and to book your ticket visit Eventbrite.

In early May 100% Digital Leeds presented our annual report to the Leeds City Council Infrastructure, Investment & Inclusive Growth Scrutiny Board. The meeting was live-streamed and the recording is now available to watch back,

To watch the video visit YouTube.

Partner Profile: Leeds Irish Health and Homes

Leeds Irish Health and Homes (LIHH) have been providing services to the Irish and wider community in Leeds for over 25 years. Their services include outreach,  luncheon clubs, and health and wellbeing support.

To find out more about their approach to digital inclusion visit our blog.

Events and training

Details of this month's upcoming digital inclusion events and training opportunities. To be the first to find out about upcoming events from 100% Digital Leeds, follow us on Eventbrite.

Introducing the new Learn My Way 

​​Monday 15 May at 1pm, online. To book visit the Online Centres Network website.

Find out more about the new Learn My Way - a website for supporting people to learn essential digital skills. This session is aimed at hubs that are new to Learn My Way.

Funding opportunities

100% Digital Leeds are keen to support the development of any funding bids with a digital inclusion element, or to help you embed digital inclusion throughout your project. If you would like support contact us.

Leeds Community Foundation Local Care Direct Health and Wellbeing Fund

Not-for-profit incorporated community organisations can apply for grants to support projects like:

  • Outreach work to encourage people to access services and reduce stigma such as peer support groups, mental health training.
  • Providing activities to reduce isolation
  • Support around the cost of living crisis such as family support, and the provision of practical items for families/children and young people
  • Supporting people with diagnosed mental health conditions.

Amount: £10,000 to £20,000

Deadline: Wednesday 10 May

For more information and to apply: Local Care Direct Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Phoenix Way Children and Youth Emergency Round

Black and minority community-led charities and organisations working with children and young people at risk of becoming involved in violence can apply for emergency funding to mitigate the effects of the inflation and cost of living crises.

Amount: up to £20,000

Deadline: Monday 8 May

More information and to apply: The Phoenix Way – Children and Youth Emergency Round

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Children and Young People stream is intended to support disadvantaged young people to overcome the challenges they face through education, individual interventions and encouraging healthy behaviours.

The Later Life stream is intended to reduce loneliness and isolation for older people through digital inclusion, provision of clubs and activities and befriending support.

Amount: £1,000 to £15,000 to smaller charities, £10,000 to £500,000 to larger charities

Deadline: rolling

More information and to apply: Masonic Charitable Foundation

Artemis Charitable Foundation

Unrestricted grants to registered charities to support projects and activities in the following key areas:

  • Health.
  • Education.
  • Poverty.
  • Environment.

Amount: up to £5,000

Deadline: Friday 30 June

More information and to apply: Artemis Charitable Fund

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

Housing-focused registered charities can apply for grants focusing on:

  • Preventing people from losing their home.
  • Helping people into a home.
  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environment.

Amount: £10,000 to £60,000

Deadline: Friday 26 May

More information and to apply: Nationwide Community Grants

Signposting to support in the community

We collect digital skills opportunities available for you and the individuals you’re looking to support - perfect for signposting. To have your service included in our Community Support Directory please complete this form with the details of support available.

First Steps with Digital from Leeds Libraries

For more information and to book visit the Leeds Inspired website or call 0113 378 5005.

A three-week course for beginners taking their first steps. Learn the basic controls of your device and how to start using the internet. We can provide a device for use during the sessions or bring your own. Various dates, times, and locations.

#Digital121 Drop-ins from Leeds Libraries

For more information visit the Leeds Inspired website or call 0113 378 5005.

Learn how your device can help you improve your health, access library services to read eBooks and magazines online and even save you money. Free, various dates, times, and locations.

Online learning platform from Leeds Libraries

Free learning platform with a range of digital tutorials including accessing free ebooks, using the NHS app, and challenging fake news.

Digital skills entry three course from Unity Housing

For more information see Tweet from Unity Housing or call Ben on 07593561613.

This is a great opportunity for you to improve your skills using digital devices and learning how to be safe and secure online. 

Introduction to digital photography and film workshops from Highrise Project

For more information email thehighriseprojectleeds@gmail.com

From Tuesday 25 April Highrise will be running introduction to digital photography and film workshops covering creative photography and film for social media and promotion.  No camera needed just you!

Tools and resources

Digital inclusion tools and resources to support you to embed digital inclusion within your organisation. If you would like to recommend a resource be added to our support pages so others can make use of or refer in to it contact us.

Video tutorial created by People In Action to help learning disabled and autistic people complete the online application for the Voter Authority Certificate under the new voter ID rules in the UK.

How digital exclusion impacts access to healthcare for people seeking asylum in England

Read the report from British Red Cross.

National Digital Inclusion Network map

Launch of a new map of digital inclusion support across the UK from the Good Things Foundation.

Expert support from Learn My Way Ambassadors

You can now access expert peer support from people with years of experience in digital inclusion from The Good Things Foundation's Learn My Way AmbassadorsAmbassadors have a track record of using Learn My Way and supporting people to access data and devices. Each ambassador also brings extensive experience in supporting specific marginalised groups and in different digital inclusion delivery models.

For more information visit the Online Centres Network website.

Millions of families miss out on cheap broadband

BBC article highlighting how more than half of low income households in the UK are in the dark about bargain broadband deals, according to a new report by communications regulator Ofcom.

The impact of cost of living on young people's digital connectivity

Read the article from Nominet.

Contact 100% Digital Leeds

The 100% Digital Leeds team are keen to hear from any organisations delivering in Leeds to people who are more likely to be digitally excluded. We will work with you to help you better understand the digital inclusion needs of your communities and embed digital inclusion awareness, support, and signposting, throughout your service to make it as inclusive as possible. To find out more contact us