Digital Freedom

Selnet and the Lancashire Skills Hub have secured funding from the Community Foundation for Lancashire, to provide digital devices and connectivity to disadvantaged over 50s in Lancashire, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.

Applications for support through Digital Freedom 50+ must be completed by approved Distribution Partners, on individual beneficiaries’ behalf. The funding for this project has secured a limited number of devices for residents in every district in the County, ensuring the 14 Lancashire districts are equally resourced.


Working in partnership

Applications for organisations to become Distribution Partners are now closed. Applicants will receive further information in due course.

Over 40 organisations working with local residents have expressed an interest in becoming Distribution Partners, to apply for digital devices and connectivity on behalf of disadvantaged over 50s.  We will be issuing guidance and opening applications for devices at the beginning of September. As the funding is limited, we can only support a limited number of applications and therefore the project is making awards based on eligibility and clearly evidenced need, on a first come, first served basis.

For information about this project please send your enquiry to

Find out more about Lancashire’s Digital Skills Partnership and support available through Lancashire Libraries.

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