We are thrilled to announce a second round of grant funding to support digital skills development through our SCILLS programme. In its second year, the Strengthening Communities, Improving Lives and Livelihoods (SCILLS) programme aims to expand economic growth and increase educational opportunities by supporting individuals and communities to more knowledgeably and skillfully use the Internet. Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to eligible organizations in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal for projects lasting up to 24 months.
“Gaining access to the Internet is the first step in closing the digital divide. The next step is equipping people with the knowledge they need to use the Internet in a way that tangibly improves their lives,” said Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation. “Building on the foundation of our 2020 programme launch, our SCILLS grants support communities in acquiring critical digital skills, skills that when harnessed, have the potential to improve a community’s education and economic outcomes.”
The programme is open for applications between 3 May and 28 May, and the grantees will be announced in late August.