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People Know How shortlisted for national charity award

Posted: 18th August 2021

People Know How are set to star at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards, having been listed as finalists in the Digital Citizen’s category!


The Scottish Charity Awards are run annually by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector. This year’s shortlist includes 47 individuals and organisations from across the country. While a judging panel will determine the winners under nine distinct categories, members of the public can have their say by voting in the People’s Choice Award.

People Know How is a finalist in the Digital Citizen category and are encouraging those in Edinburgh and East Lothian to vote for them. The charity has supported over 3,000 people across Edinburgh and East Lothian with free laptops, tablets, internet, support and training to help them get the most from their new device. It has empowered parents to home-school their children and supported socially isolated adults to reconnect with loved ones, learn new skills, or gain new employment. Having changed lives for the better through digital, the organisation is now running Connectivity Now – a national campaign to end data poverty.

“We’re delighted to be shortlisted for the Scottish Charity Awards in the Digital Citizens category and to be able to showcase the amazing work of our staff and volunteers over the last year to combat data poverty and digital exclusion. With 74% of those we support with digital skills reporting feelings of isolation, the work does not end with the pandemic, but continues far beyond through to the establishment of connectivity as a basic utility within government policy.”
Glenn Liddall, Chief Executive of People Know How

Winners will be announced on 1 October in an online ceremony so that all finalists and attendees who wish to attend are still able to join the celebrations in a safe way.

Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SCVO, said: “Our 47 finalists showcase just how diverse our voluntary sector is and highlight the fantastic work that has been going on across the country during the coronavirus pandemic. The Awards are a great way of celebrating and recognising the people and organisations who make our voluntary sector a crucial part of every part of life in Scotland. Our finalists are fantastic and I would encourage everyone to support their favourite by voting in the People’s Choice Award.”


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