Digital Xtra Fund is seeking an enthusiastic and committed Trustee who will help guide the charity, shape our strategic direction, and support our fundraising work. We are particularly interested in individuals with an interest in helping young people, an understanding of the digital technologies sector, and, if possible, communications and marketing experience.
Digital Xtra Fund is Scotland’s first and only charity dedicated to supporting a range of extracurricular digital skills initiatives for young people aged 16 and under. We believe every young person in Scotland should have access to innovative and digitally creative activities regardless of their gender, background, or where they live and understand the range of opportunities these skills provide. As the world increasingly becomes reliant on digital technologies, introduction to skills such as coding, computational thinking, digital making, and data analysis from an early age is key to helping young people prepare for their future.
To date, the Fund has distributed £450,000 to organisations delivering extracurricular digital skills initiatives with a further £75,000 available for 2019. This funding has enabled 33 projects thus far, achieving an active engagement of nearly 20,000 young people across all local authorities in Scotland.
Now entering its third year, Digital Xtra Fund is continuing to build links with a diverse range of industry partners to increase the support given to extracurricular digital skills initiatives across Scotland. The Fund also brings together these Partners with supported initiatives to provide context to the skills being taught and promote a range of pathways and exciting careers in the tech sector.
Digital Xtra Fund aims to:
- Inspire young people to understand and create with technology, not just consume it
- Enable fun and engaging extracurricular digital skills activities across Scotland
- Engage our partners with supported activities to help engage young people
You will join six other Trustees on our Board including representatives from the public, private, and third sectors with an interest in young people and digital technologies.
How to apply
We would also be happy to arrange a quick chat with an existing trustee if required.
Please note that this is a voluntary position.