Microsoft announces 30 grants of £2,500 in its Community Learning Awards

first_img Tagged with: Awards Howard Lake | 13 June 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Local UK community groups will be awarded today for their outstanding contribution to promoting digital inclusion to those in their area. The Microsoft Community Learning Awards 2006, now in their third year, celebrate the work of 30 organisations from across the UK. The awards will help the groups continue their work of giving people within their local communities’ access to vital Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training. Approximately 400 UK voluntary organisations applied for the grant through the awards scheme, which is being run for the third year by Microsoft UK Ltd and national charity Citizens Online. Aimed at community and voluntary groups, the Microsoft Community Learning Awards seek to help organisations reach people who are currently excluded from existing IT training and support schemes in their area. The awards scheme hopes to overcome this barrier to IT training through supporting informal training projects that introduce ICT to disadvantaged young people and adults in the most appropriate way. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Microsoft announces 30 grants of £2,500 in its Community Learning Awardslast_img read more