Transforming West Cumbria – Bedrock Digital

BEDROCK DIGITAL will support not-for-profit organisations in West Cumbria to invest in digital solutions that:
• improve the way they work
• support disadvantaged people and communities
• build organisational capability and resilience
• help organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit

Sellafield Ltd through the Transforming West Cumbria Programme

Who can apply?
• Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations based in Allerdale and/or Copeland in West Cumbria

Priority will be given to organisations that:
• deliver community services to alleviate poverty, disadvantage, and exclusion and are addressing needs identified in the West Cumbria Challenges and Opportunities Report
• have a clear, defined goal for the digital project
• demonstrate how their project fits with the organisation’s digital strategy and/or plans
• can commit to supporting the project with staff/volunteer time and resources

Examples of projects supported:
• improving organisation digital infrastructure and systems
• improving the delivery of services online (including service accessibility)
• developing use, management, and analysis of data to inform service delivery, understand difference made and report impact
• training of staff and volunteers to develop IT and digital skills
• developing effective online fundraising and income generation methods
• ensuring online practices and tools are safe, secure and GDPR compliant.

Eligible costs include:
• software e.g., Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, reporting systems, App development, e-commerce website
• specialist advice and training
• capital items, where the need is clearly demonstrated and meets digital project goal

What the Fund will not support in addition to our normal exclusions:
• individuals
• core costs e.g., staffing

How much can you apply for?
Grants will normally be up to £5,000.

To access support prior to applying, please contact Kevin Beynon at Charity Technology to gain your initial free support. Please visit to contact Kevin.

If you would like to apply to this fund, complete the application form or to know more, please contact:
Annalee Holliday on 01900 820827 or email