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Minister launches new Technology Grant

Post Date: 2 December 2022

The Transition Fund Technology Grant is a new initiative designed to combat digital isolation for young people in Scotland aged 16-25 with a disability or impairment.

News of the new Grant was announced by Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport, Maree Todd MSP on 30 November.

She said: “It was a real privilege to join ILF Scotland in celebrating the achievements of young people and the first five years of the Transition Fund.

“The Scottish Government fully recognises the challenges that many young disabled people experience as they transition to adult life and we are determined to improve the support offered to young people during this important period of their lives.

“I am therefore delighted to announce the launch of the ILF Scotland Transition Fund Technology Grant. This grant will be easy to apply for and offers the applicant the opportunity to get an iPad, a Surface Go 3 tablet or a Chromebook laptop to enable them to overcome digital isolation and connect with online and physical communities.”

So much in today’s world relies on young people being connected – applying for jobs, applying for benefits, finding out what activities are available in a local area, etc. However, not all young disabled people are able to access technology or the internet without support.

The ILF Scotland Transition Fund Technology Grant can provide an IT solution to allow eligible young people the opportunity to become digitally connected and enable them to be active and included in this ever-growing online world.

A high-proportion of applicants to the Transition Fund already apply for IT equipment, so introducing this new service will speed up the process for a good number of applicants.

The Technology Grant is quick and easy to apply for. We can also assist with a data package if required. Visit www.ilf.scot/technology-grant for details.

"This grant will be easy to apply for and offers the applicant the opportunity to get an iPad, a Surface Go 3 tablet or a Chromebook laptop to enable them to overcome digital isolation and connect with online and physical communities."

Minister for Public Health, Women’s Health and Sport, Maree Todd MSP
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