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Being online can make such a difference to people in so many ways.
volunteer digital champion
Meet Hilary – award-winning digital champion
Hilary is a Clarion resident who volunteers as a digital champion at one of our LiveSmart schemes for older people. In 2019, her outstanding efforts were recognised when she was crowned Clarion Futures Digital Champion of the Year.
Hilary spends two days a week helping residents to get online and develop digital skills. She works with a range of residents, including people with sight impairments, epilepsy, arthritis and depression.
Her calm, friendly manner gives learners the confidence to use new technologies on their own. This enables them to see how digital skills can enhance their lives – helping them to stay in touch with family members, as well as to use online services.
“Being online can make such a difference to people in so many ways. It’s been great going from a learner myself to being able to share my knowledge with others,” says Hilary.
Find out more about becoming a digital champion
You can get a grant of up to £5,000 for innovative digital inclusion projects.
We support projects that help Clarion residents of all ages – and the wider community – to get online and safely and confidently use the internet as an everyday tool.
Projects or activities should enable people to discover how developing digital skills and using online tools and services can enhance their daily lives.
If you’d like help developing your ideas, please email our Clarion Futures Digital Inclusion team.
Apply for a digital grant
There are different funding rounds each year. The current application window closes at 12 noon Wednesday 25 November 2020
To apply for a grant, register on our grants portal. Before you apply, we advise you to read our supporting documents which includes examples of digital projects we fund.
If you’d like help completing your application, please email our Clarion Futures Grants team. You can also sign up to be notified about when applications open for the next round of grants.
Residents' Annual Report
Explore our new, interactive Residents’ Annual Report to see how we’re continuing to improve our services, in spite of the current coronavirus pandemic.
And discover our resident stories from across the country.
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Amy’s Place resident