Wiltshire Digital Drive receives £135K in National Lottery funding

By Nick Batten on 20 April, 2022

Wiltshire Digital Drive is celebrating this week after being awarded £135,000 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

The non-profit organisation, established in October 2020, exists to recycle, refurbish and redistribute second-hand laptops to reduce the digital divide in the county.

This valuable funding will be used to recruit a corporate fundraiser on a three-year fixed-term contract and will ensure the next stage of the organisation’s growth and sustainability.

Natalie Sherman, Co-Director of Wiltshire Digital Drive, said, “To date we have saved over six tonnes of waste from going to landfill and helped over 1300 people to get connected by providing them with their own laptop, free of charge. But there’s so much more to do. Thanks to National Lottery players, this grant means that we can really begin to accelerate our impact in Wiltshire. This will make a big difference to people’s lives.” 

During the pandemic, in 2020 alone, The National Lottery Community Fund distributed almost £1 billion to charities and community organisations across the UK. 

A full job description for the new vacancy can be found at: https://www.wiltshiredigitaldrive.org/corporate-fundraiser/ and applications for the role close on the 8th May 2022.

For more information, please contact Natalie Sherman at info@wiltshiredigitaldrive.org or natalie@naturallysocial.co.uk or call: 01225 809990.

Pictured above: (left to right) Co-Directors Natalie Sherman, Kieran Thomas and Kerrie Thomas with their children Olivia and Megan Thomas