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... Using ICT to strengthen communities in Fife

Digital Fife

Around 280 community groups are currently part of the online community. A key strength of Digital Fife are the Digital Champions, who are recruited from these groups and then cascade their learning to other groups and requiring websites.


Fife Digital Directory

This booklet explains where you can get free access to computers and the internet in Fife, and where you can learn more about how to use them.


Get you Directory by clicking here

Digital Challenge Fund has £325,000 to Support Digital Participation

After two successful rounds of the Digital Challenge Fund there are 58 projects being supported across the length and breadth of the country, these projects have been awarded funds to the tune of over £300,000.

That’s great news. So, what’s the even better news? The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations have another £300,000 from the Scottish Government, topped up to £325,000 through the kind support of BT, to use to support organisations helping to tackle the issue of digital exclusion and they'll start accepting applications on the 27th July.


Find out more about 'The Challenge' by clicking here

Interactive superfast broadband map

The map (courtesy of @digitalscots) shows delivery timescales of Superfast Broadband for you exchange area and whether fibre is available on your line.

*Click photograph to take you to the map.


If you’re thinking of volunteering as a way of getting back into work, this could be for you! You’d be helping learners in your own community to build on their IT skills to use a computer confidently for such tasks as writing CV’s, performing an online job search and the Universal Job Match.

For more information contact lubaba.qasim@fife.gov.uk

To find your nearest training centre, please click the slide

Digital Fife leading the way

Digital Fife is used as a case study in The Carnegie UK Trust’s "Making Digital Real" report.

Digital Fife, a project supported by Fife Council Community Learning and Development, is highlighted as a great example of an organisation working to ensure the local community has the means and ability to access the internet.  See our news section for more information and click the logo for link to Carnegie Trust.

A new approach to digital skills

Citizens Online has called for a radical change to the way the 6.8m offline adults in the UK are given skills training and support. In a recent paper they say that current initiatives are unlikely to reduce the Digital Divide and that a new “Systemic” approach is needed.

Click on photograph to access report.

Digital Champions

Those learning about computers and the internet share their new-found knowledge and skills with others in the community - we learn from each other.

In this way communities use their people and skills to tackle digital exclusion.


Group and individual training

The backbone to our work is the local training and networking events we run across Fife.

Community groups who have websites can get one to one support on developing their sites and making sure they are reaching their members. There are new training events listed on the Training & Networking Page.

Getting online

The latest Fife Household Survey showed 29% of Fife residents are not online and using the Internet.

Digital Fife volunteer digital champions want to support people to get online.

Superfast broadband

Superfast broadband is coming to Fife!

The following exchanges are currently scheduled for upgrade: Anstruther, Ladybank, Burntisland, Kennoway, Ballingry, Cowdenbeath, Newport/Wormit and Kelty.

Group training sessions

You can see what Digital Fife training sessions are happening in your area by clicking the picture to link to the Training and Networking events.

How did you get online?

We are trying to find out the different ways people in Fife use the Internet.

We want to know how you first got online so we can plan new courses and events to reach those who are just setting out. We only need 10 minutes of your time - please help by clicking the picture!

Online shopping module

Using the internet to buy items or services can save a lot of time and effort.

There are though some risks when online shopping including fraud if you’ve made payments over unsecured web pages, bogus online shops or buying fake good. It's important to know who you are buying from, how much you are paying and that your purchase is secure and safe.

Digital Fife websites

Browse the websites created by community groups and learn to make your own sites 

Online guides

Try out our free online guides on running a community group and using the Internet

Computing courses in Fife

IT courses are offered across Fife at a variety of levels – find one near you

Join us

  Join us and become a volunteer digital champion

Digital Unite 'How To' guides

    Try Digital Unite's free guides to using computers and the internet.

Superfast Broadband

Super Fast broadband is coming to Fife: Digital Fife brings you the latest news

Training and network events

Members can sign up for training on a variety of topics in their local area

Digital participation

Supporting people to get online. Find out what we are doing

Apply for a website


Become a member of Digital Fife

KTown FM

Click for KTown FM - the community radio station hosted by Digital Fife.

Digital Fife promotes the use of digital technology through work with community groups and a network of volunteer Digital Champions.

Throughout Fife there are over 300 community groups involved.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is holding FREE events across the country to cover the latest trends and concerns in internet safety. - Fife Community Safety Partnership is delighted to host a local event on Wednesday 28th October from 9.30 – 12.30 at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. [more]

RNIB Online Today - Today technology can make everyone's lives easier, but knowing where to start isn't always easy when you've got sensory loss. RNIB has received lottery funding to help people across the UK to realise the benefits of being online, to make them feel confident using technology and help them to stay safe online. [more]

Smartphones are Now the Most Popular Device for Getting Online in Scotland - [more]

Staying Friends with OSCR - The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator online application form and annual returns are tricky to complete and are known to have many pitfalls. Helen from Fife Voluntary Action will take you through the form and annual returns with masses of hints and tips that will make sure that you stay friends with OSCR. [more]

New Digital Fife Training Sessions and Events - [more]

Google Launches Free Service for Scottish charities - Google has launched 'Google Nonprofits in Scotland' offering Scottish charities access to a suite of premium services and monthly £6,500 grants for Google Ads [more]

Digital Skills Volunteers - [more]

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