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...Supporting people to increase their Digital Skills

<h3>Digital Fife Websites</h3><p>Digital Fife promotes the use of digital technology through work with community groups and a network of volunteer Digital Champions. We offer websites to constituted community groups to promote their work, online learning and be part of a like minded community.</p><p>Throughout Fife there are over 300 community groups involved. Fife Council supports Digital Fife as part of its wider work to get more people online.</p><p style="text-align:center">Apply for site <a href="http://tiny.cc/wd5jay"><span style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 0)">here</span></a></p> <h3>Every Third Sector Organisation has been Impacted by the New Data Protection Laws which came into force on the 25th May 2018</h3><p> </p><p><span style="color:#404040; font-family:arial,sans-serif">Since the 25th May your organisation has to be fully compliant with the new data protection legislation (the General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR) </span></p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/"><strong>Find out how to comply by clicking here</strong></a></p> <h3>Digital Fifes' Training and Workshop Sessions</h3><p>The backbone to our work is the local training and networking events we run across Fife. Community groups who have Digital Fife websites get support on developing their sites and are kept abreast on the evolving us eof social media.</p><p>You can see what Digital Fife training sessions and workshops are happening in your area by clicking below</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.digitalfife.com/Index.asp?MainID=25843"><span style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 0)">Training & Networking Page</span></a><span style="background-color:rgb(255, 255, 0)">.</span></p> <h3>Volunteering</h3><p>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</p><p style="text-align:center"> <a href="mailto:laura.pearson-bs@fife.gov.uk">laura.pearson-bs@fife.gov.uk</a></p><p style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:11px">Volunteer Cordinator Fife Council</span></p><p style="text-align:center"> </p> <h3>The Digital Fife Management Committee</h3><p>The Digital Fife Management Committee has now been reconvened. The Committee has now nine community members from the Digital Fife Family. Among other responsibilities the Committee will look at how to improve Digital Fife and the future direction of Digital Fife. If your organisation has a website with Digital Fife and you are interested in being a part of the committee please contact Willie by email <a href="mailto:willie.mccool@fife.gov.uk">willie.mccool@fife.gov.uk</a> or phone 03451 555555 extension 450506.</p> <h3>Digital Unite How-to-Guides</h3><p>An award-winning range of 400+ how-to guides covering a whole host of digital topics. Written by subject matter experts and updated daily, these guides are perfect for supporting others with digital skills or improving your own knowledge.</p><p>The Guides include Computer basics,  Creating documents, Email & Skype, Using the internet, Hobbies & interests, Music & audio, Smartphones & tablets, TV & video, Social networking & blogs, Digital photography, Internet security, Government services and shopping & banking</p><p style="text-align:center"> </p><p style="text-align:center">Click on the Digital Unite Logo to access the guides</p>

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

Throughout Fife there are over 300 community groups involved.


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What does ‘consent to tracking’ really mean?

In June 2018, a New York Times report revealed partnerships between Facebook and mobile device manufacturers allowed data collection on your Facebook friends, irrespective of whether those friends had allowed data sharing with third parties.

 

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Free Listings on New National Platform for Every Community Group & Not for Profit Organisation in Scotland

Frog offers a simple but extremely effective solution to the age-old problem of visibility within the community. Every Community Group or Not for Profit Organisation within Scotland - from football clubs to knitting clubs to Heritage Trusts - can upload a listing onto Frog for FREE!

 

click here for more information

 

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What is a Blockchain?

The ability to distribute digital information through the revolutionary new technology known as blockchain is stirring up conversation across the nation. Although blockchain is an extremely expansive and complicated topic, a knowledgeable expert successfully summed it up in 500 words so you can stay engaged in the conversation.

 

While the technology is most well-known for its application within the world of cryptocurrency, there are many practical uses for this digital ledger. Some experts are considering its potential to reinvent digital marketing through its decentralized advertising system; an approach that will allow marketers to focus on directly targeting the consumer, launch cross-promotional B2B contracts, provide transparency with consumers, improve privacy and security, and allow crowdsourcing data collection.

Others see blockchain’s grander purpose and propose its ability to boost global productivity based on its potential to eradicate distrust among parties, introduce failproof robustness, and ease trade between people and companies. Because of this, many see blockchain as a tool to improve efficiency and standards within industries. 

click here for blockchain summed up in 500 words


BT - Community Fibre Partnership

Grants for superfast broadband connections serving schools and charities

Grants are provided for communities in the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans. BT provide match-funded grants of up to £30,000 toward the cost of new fibre infrastructure if that could also serve their local school or registered charity

 

Click here to find out more


SCVO One Digital is offering free Digital Champion training

The training is designed for frontline members of staff and volunteers within the Scottish Third Sector. The individuals who will undertake the training will likely range in age, role, knowledge, and circumstances.  The course will focus on techniques and resources that Digital Champions can use to support their clients/users to get online as part of their existing role.

 

click here to find out more about the course

 

click here to find out more about the SCVO - One Digital


Free Advanced Funding Search Facility Launched for Charities, Community Groups and Social Enterprises in Fife

 

Fife Council’s Community Investment Team have teamed up with Scottish Council Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) to provide this free advanced funding search facility for charities, community groups and social enterprises in Fife. It includes information on over 1000 funds and can help organisations to find funding tailored to their own needs - everything from small grants to funding for big capital projects. 

To access this suite of support and guidance available (including Fife Council grants) visit 

Fife Direct/Community Group Support and Funding

 

For further information please contact:  Nicola.Buchanan@fife.gov.uk

 


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