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DIGITAL & DATA FUND

The Digital & Data Fund was created in response to the C-19 pandemic, specifically to a need within the displaced community to connect with their loved ones, schools, and local services. Over the course of April, we heard the same story over and over again of families and individuals living in isolation, unable to contact anyone outside their household. For asylum seekers, it was often a choice between eating and data as financial support for asylum seekers is capped at £5.39 per day. 

At the beginning of May 2020, we launched an appeal on Localgiving. Around the same time, The Rayne Foundation made a generous donation of £3k “in response to the Covid 19 pandemic”. With the money raised from this appeal, and from the donation given to us by the Rayne Foundation, we were able to help displaced people in Wales access data and devices. The nature of this project meant that the need far outstripped the supply. 

WHAT DID THIS PROJECT FUND BETWEEN MAY 2020 - JULY 2020?

UPDATE: AUGUST 2020

We are very happy and grateful to announce that we have received funding from Community Foundation Wales and the National Lottery Resilience Fund to carry on this necessary work during the C-19 pandemic crisis. 

Thanks to the Community Foundation Wales ‘Coronavirus Resilience Fund’, we were able to honour all outstanding applications received during the first iteration of this project (funded by The Rayne Foundation and by individual donations via LocalGiving). This work took place over three weeks in August 2020. 

From the end of August 2020, the project will be funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. It is expected to end in February 2021. 

 

If you are in need of data or a device, please email us at info@dpia.org.uk.