Charities in Scotland are being offered grants of up to £1,000 to help strengthen their cyber security.

The Scottish Government has launched a grants scheme to help Scottish  charities boost their cyber security.

Managed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the scheme will support charities with grants of up to £1,000 to help them achieve cyber essentials accreditation.

The Scottish government said cyber security was an important issue for the charity sector, with one in five UK charities having reported a cyber breach, but only a quarter of charities investing adequately in their cyber security.

Charities that apply for Cyber Essentials funding must have annual incomes of less than £4m, although organisations with higher incomes could be eligible for the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation programme.

The scheme will be open for applications until 18 December.
See https://scvo.org/digital/evolution/cyber-resilience

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