Below are a list of the current projects and schemes that we are developing and delivering utilising the one-off and time-limited funding.
The Connectivity Access Scheme has been established to supply individuals that meet the eligibility criteria with access to connectivity. This is currently with a data SIM card from the National Databank (from the Good Things Foundation).
The Hardware Access Scheme has been established to supply individuals that meet the eligibility criteria with access to digital equipment (currently laptops). The Hardware Access Scheme will 'gift' the device to the intended beneficiary, with no requirements to return the device.
We have one of the largest networks of digital champion volunteers from organisations, businesses and the community to support our ambition to charge up the digital skills of our communities across Kent.
Our Digital Hubs are spaces where residents can go to get support from one of our team or one of our Digital Champions. To get digital support and learn new digital skills, residents can book onto one of the sessions being held in a Hub.
We are developing a Device Loaning Scheme for public sector, education settings, charities and voluntary and community groups to deliver services, where purchasing the equipment could be a barrier or evaluated as not value for money.
Our Device Recycling Scheme provides residents, businesses, charities and other organisations an easy, secure and cost-effective way to dispose of their unwanted IT equipment and assets, whilst minimising the impact on the environment, with a zero-landfill policy.
The Digital Kent team are delivering a number of projects and schemes to improve digital inclusion and capabilities across the county. Some projects are being delivered directly, with some in partnership with other organisations and others being funded by Digital Kent through the Helping Hands Scheme.