Raising digital skills levels across the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector in Northumberland; and supporting local residents with digital skills for work and life. 


The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) awarded Northumberland County Council (NCC) funding to deliver the Covid-19 Northumberland Response Programme. Northumberland County Council are acting as Accountable Body for this funding, but are allocating a grant to Northumberland CVA for distribution to the VCSE in Northumberland. 

The purpose of the grant fund is to raise digital skills levels across the VCSE in Northumberland, and thereby address the digital skills gap of residents. 

As the contract holder with Northumberland County Council to deliver infrastructure support services to the sector across Northumberland, we have been asked to manage and administer the North of Tyne Covid Capacity Fund on behalf of Northumberland County Council.



  • The grants are open to any Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisation operating in Northumberland and are from £500 up to a maximum of £15,000.  
  • We will particularly welcome applications from smaller VCSE organisations, to ensure they remain digitally included and are digitally prepared for the future. 
  • Organisations should have as a minimum, their own bank account, governing document, safeguarding policy, equal opportunities (EDI) policy and public liability / other insurance. If you do not have the relevant policies in place, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for support. 
  • Recipients of grants, training or other support must benefit staff, volunteers or service users of a not-for-profit VCSE sector organisation. 
  • Ownership of any equipment purchased must remain with the applicant organisation for a period of at least 3 years. 
  • All project expenditure must be completed by 15th September 2021 and reports submitted to Northumberland CVA by 20th September 2021 at the latest. 


The deadline for applications is at 9am on Friday 9th July


Due to the demand on the fund this will be the final round.


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