SCVO are working with the Scottish Government to help charities to improve their cyber resilience. A key step in improving cyber resilience is achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation.

SCVO are running a small cyber grants scheme to support charities through this process.  The cyber grants help charities to meet the costs of preparing for and receiving Cyber Essentials accreditation. Eligible organisations can receive up to £1,000 towards the costs.

The Cyber Voucher Scheme launched on 7 November and is live on the SCVO website at the following link where charities can find further information on how they may apply for a grant of up to £1,000 towards Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.

What is Cyber Essentials and why should I have it?

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a Government backed standard in cyber security enabling businesses to demonstrate that they both understand and address cyber risks. As part of the implementation of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Strategy, cyber accreditation may become a part of procurement conditions in the future.

Watch David McNeill of SCVO vlog here

Watch our member Royal Blind share their experiences of Cyber Essentials and the Catalyst Programme here

You can apply for your grant of up to £1,000 towards Cyber Essentials here