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Digital aid for Covid-19 crowdfunding

The Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC) reports that it’s supporting the Mayor of London and London Business Hub’s ‘Back to Business’ Fund. Its aim; small and independent businesses to raise capital, and recover from COVID-19 through crowdfunding.

Through the £1m Back to Business Fund, the Mayor will match every pound raised by a business up to a maximum of £5,000 – or half of their campaign target – to help them expand their operation online. Businesses will receive access to a Back to Business Toolkit, which allows them to have access to bespoke training to digitise their business and adapt to safe, socially distant trading. The PDSC is offering their Digitally Aware certification scheme to participating SMEs at a much reduced rate of £5. The Digitally Aware certification scheme enables SMEs to take active steps towards good cyber security and promote the fact that they take digital and cyber security seriously to their customers, shareholders and staff.

Michelle Kradolfer, Cyber Development Officer at the PDSC, said: “Now more than ever, SMEs need all the support they can get to get back on their feet and to recover from the enormous challenges they have had to face in recent times. Our goal at PDSC is to help SMEs start their cyber security journey by providing them with simple and easy tools to strengthen their cyber security posture and become more resilient. We are delighted to support the Mayor’s Back to Business Fund by providing our Digitally Aware certification scheme to participating businesses as part of the Back to Business Toolkit. We truly believe that good cyber security is good for business”.

More about the Back to Business Fund at: https://payitforward.london.gov.uk/fund.

About the Police Digital Security Centre (PDSC)

It’s part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, a police-owned, not-for-profit body that works on behalf of UK police to deliver crime prevention. Visit www.policedsc.com.

Picture by Mark Rowe; view from BT Tower, evening.


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