DAISI - Digital Accessibility, Inclusion, Support, and Innovation

GRCC’s DAISI Project aims to use our expertise and connections to support VCS organisations with any digital needs they may have.  Some examples of our work include:

  • Providing laptops to employment support project participants, with a return on investment of over 100% of original funding, thanks to accessing non-profit schemes and implementing an open-source policy when safe and appropriate to do so. 
  • Helping VCS organisations to meet digital best practice standards and conform with digital accessibility legislation. This includes providing a best practice summary, a full accessibility audit, and guidance on how to achieve and maintain accessibility in digital marketing.
  • Supporting organisations to implement changes that maximise inclusivity and productivity, by giving them the tools they need to succeed.  We have supported organisations to make more inclusive policies and procedures, for example by producing easy-to-read documents and publishing information in multiple formats.
  • Supporting organisations to digitise services and implement online change.  Helping everyone to get the most out of digital infrastructure and gain all the benefits of being online.

Digital Hubs Project

We are a partner in the Gloucestershire Digital Hubs Project, a collaboration between seven VCS organisations working to address digital exclusion across the county. 

GRCC leads the project in two of the six districts, Cotswolds and Cheltenham.   

We provide free, accessible, tailored support to individuals and groups, either directly, or by working with existing organisations to help them to deliver this support. 

At the digital hubs, people can learn how to do all sorts of things online,  such as filling in web-based forms to claim benefits,  setting up an email address for themselves, using a laptop or tablet to access online courses, learning to use online banking, and how to stay safe online from scams and identity fraud.  The help provided at the hubs depends entirely on the particular needs of the people who come along.  

In the Cotswold District we work closely with Cotswold Friends and The Churn Project, and in Cheltenham we work with Cheltenham Borough Homes.  

Contact Us

GRCC’s DAISI project is Gloucestershire's leading resource to help the county become digitally ready 'one click at a time’.  Please contact us and we can create a custom plan for you.  

For information and support, contact us at info@grcc.org.uk