5 Apr 2018

Organisations in the charity sector are coming together to develop a new Charity Digital Code during 2018

A new project has been announced recently – to develop The Charity Digital Code of Practice during 2018.  Its stated aim is to improve digital skills and increase the take up of digital activity in charities, to help organisations deliver on their charitable purpose in an increasingly digital age.

The launch of this project follows the latest Charity Digital Skills Report.  This survey found that many charities are taking steps to develop a digital strategy and bring about digital transformation, but there are still major obstacles – with funding rising to the top of the list this year, alongside lack of skills and cultural challenges.

The project brings together representatives from charity sector bodies such as the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), The Small Charities Coalition and the National Council For Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), alongside the Government’s Office for Civil Society and the independent regulator, the Charity Commission.  It will be chaired by Zoe Amar, who co-authored the Charity Digital Skills Report.  The project is funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation.

Charities and others will be able to contribute to the project through a consultation launching in the Summer – but you can also get involved now, using the hashtag #charitydigitalcode.  The Code will be free to access and open to all charities, and there will be a version of the code for small charities as well as larger organisations.

Please have a look at Zoe’s blogpost for more details.

We will be contributing to the consultation, so please do let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the Code, or if we can help you think about how to bring about digital transformation in your charity.