The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has created a new initiative. Let’s Get Digital is a business growth support initiative, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which will run until summer 2015.
Third sector organisations can make an application for a digital improvement project to be undertaken by a graduate intern over a period of either 6 weeks full time or 12 weeks part time. The aim is that these digital projects will help organisations to increase their service delivery, support more customers, generate more income and potentially offer more employment opportunities. In short, the projects (and the interaction with the fresh skills of a graduate intern) will help the host organisations to grow their businesses and equip them with better digital capabilities and awareness.
The types of activity which could be considered include new websites/website refresh, social media strategy/development, database cleanse and implementation, IT systems development, online fundraising/e-commerce development etc. We’ve had a number of other enquires too such as app development and online training modules. Really, any proposal would be considered if it can be evidenced as a business need which would help the organisation grow and become more digitally engaged.
Further information and the necessary application & guidance forms can be found at http://digital.scvo.org.uk/