We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Cash awards for community groups

AOL offers online support

ISP AOL today launched its Innovation in the Community Awards to help community groups make the most of the internet.

National charity Citizens Online will be partnering with AOL to offer a total of 15 awards of £2,000 plus a one-year subscription to AOL's email services worth £164.89.

The aim of the awards is to bring the benefits of the internet to local communities that are currently not in a position to make the most of being online by providing them with the vital finances.

"The internet is a fantastic resource for local community groups, for communication, research and providing information about the group itself via its own website. But cost prevents many groups from getting online for the first time or improving existing facilities," said John Fisher, chief executive at Citizens Online.

A representative from each group should fill in the online application form by 6 June, explaining how they would spend the money and the impact it would have on their local community.

"As long as the project is non-commercial and involves the internet in some way, we would encourage community groups to apply for an award," said Karen Thomson, CEO of AOL UK.

The winners, who will be notified by post on or around 18 July, will be eligible for one further discretionary £5,000 award, which will be announced in March next year.

IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia