Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund 2024

The Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund is a permanent grant funding stream administered by Leeds Community Foundation in partnership with 100% Digital Leeds. The fund supports the development and delivery of sustainable digital inclusion interventions in Leeds. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community organisations aimed at ensuring that individuals and communities in Leeds have the skills, support, and equipment to be active online, now and in the future.

The 2024 Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund launched on 6th June and is open for applications until 12 noon on Thursday 11th July. The grant criteria, eligibility, and all other relevant information can be found on the Leeds Community Foundation website.

Contact us for support in developing your project idea and fund application. To ensure you can make the most of the support available from the 100% Digital Leeds team organisations should read the grant criteria and eligibility, and watch the briefing event recording, before contacting us.

Fund launch and briefing event

This year’s Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund was launched on 6th June with an online briefing event hosted by Leeds Community Foundation and 100% Digital Leeds. During the event we shared information about the fund’s criteria and application process, as well as the support that 100% Digital Leeds can offer.

Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund Briefing Event recording, via YouTube.

Leeds Digital Charity Ball

Every year, money raised by the Leeds Digital Charity Ball is given in grants to community organisations through the Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund. Grants support the development and delivery of sustainable digital inclusion interventions in Leeds, and the fund is administered by Leeds Community Foundation with support from 100% Digital Leeds.

On 9 May 2024, the digital and tech sector in Leeds came together at the Royal Armouries for the third annual Leeds Digital Charity Ball. The event aims to celebrate the city’s growing tech and digital community, shine a spotlight on the importance of digital inclusion, and raise funds to narrow the digital divide.

Hundreds of people attended the event, including representatives from some of the community organisations who received funding after last year’s Digital Ball. 100% Digital Leeds were invited to give a speech on the night alongside Steph Taylor, Chief Executive of Leeds Community Foundation. We highlighted the positive impact of digital inclusion and the difference that the funded organisations are making to the lives of people in their communities.