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New Velocity Digital Transformation Programme
22nd Dec 2021

Fully-funded support available to digitally transform your organisation

Introducing Velocity, an exciting new 6-month programme offering free digital training, support and investment to Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations in Somerset.

Velocity is being delivered in partnership between IT specialists, Cosmic, with support from the Community Renewal Fund. Our aim is to empower participants to make the most of digital technology, to increase their capacity and resilience and become better connected and more sustainable.

This is your chance to digitally transform your organisation with training, digital strategy guidance and the potential for direct investment into new hardware, software and processes.

Velocity will be delivered across the following streams

Stream 1: Communities in the Digital Age - leadership programme

An opportunity for VCSE leaders to attend a programme of workshops that will help them develop a digital strategy, understand the digital landscape, use digital to reduce environmental impact and help their staff and volunteers to adopt to and navigate digital change. 15 spaces available.

Stream 2: Collaboration in the Digital Age - working together better

An opportunity to explore ways to collaborate digitally. Learn how to use digital to tackle the problems of partnership working, develop funding bids, reduce your environmental impact, improve communication and better understand your beneficiaries and community better. 15 spaces available.

Stream 3: Digital Diagnostics and Tech Purchases

A 3-hour digital diagnostic review of your organisation with reccomendations for technical solutions that may be eligible for project or grant funding of up to £2k per organisation. Available to applicants who have completed Streams 1 and 2.  

Stream A: Welcome to the Digital Age - workshop programme

A programme of 25 free workshops designed to help you overcome your digital fears and build your confidence. Covering web design, digital marketing, content creation, social media and how to make the most of digital devices. Unlimited spaces available.

How to take part

Velocity is open to charities, social enterprises, CICs, voluntary groups and community organisations in Somerset. If you would like to take part, please click here to complete the Expression of Interest form and Cosmic will be in touch soon.