Digital Freedom 2023

Introducing Digital Freedom 2023!

Selnet and Lancashire’s Digital Skills Partnership have secured funding through Lancashire County Council to support vulnerable residents aged 18 and above who are Digitally Excluded.

This project is gifting digital devices (tablets/laptops) with internet connection and skills support to enable Lancashire residents to engage with digital health services. Here are some testimonials from beneficiaries:


A combination of barriers that can be addressed in partnership;

  • Support eligible Lancashire individuals with no digital device by applying on their behalf.
  • Enable online access for Lancashire residents with no connection to the internet, or who are unable to afford a data package.
  • Provide support and training to make effective use of these resources including accessing information to save money, accessing health related information and services and to attend health related appointments.

Applications for organisations to be Distribution Partners are now open – For more information and to apply please complete the Partner Application form below and return this to  as soon as possible.

Selnet’s role is securing and managing opportunities for funded work for social enterprises, so you can focus directly on your specialist work with disadvantaged people across Lancashire. For information about this project please send your enquiry to





Digital Freedom 50+ (archived)

In 2020, during the Covid pandemic, Selnet and the Lancashire Skills Hub 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.

Over 40 organisations working with local residents applied and became Distribution Partners, who submitted applications for support on individual beneficiaries’ behalf. The funding for this project secured a limited number of devices for residents in every district in the County, ensuring residents across the 14 Lancashire districts could be supported.


 At the end of 2020 the project team had allocated 510 devices for older people who had been digitally excluded, helping connect them with people and services during lockdowns.

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

Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership was announced as the Winner of the Digital Leaders 100 Award in 2020.


Case Study

Click here to read feedback from a mature man whose life was transformed when he received a device and support from project partners




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