Grants of up to £1000 for charities

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

A Cyber Grants Scheme has been launched in Scotland to help charities improve their defences against cyber threats. The grant scheme will contribute towards the cost of preparing for Cyber Essentials certification and the cost of accreditation. Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed accreditation, which requires 5 key controls to be implemented and will drastically reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. The scheme is administered by the National Cyber Security Centre and is increasingly being required for government tenders etc. The Information Commissioners Office which oversees GDPR in the UK promotes Cyber Essentials as a good first step towards addressing cyber security risks.


How to apply:

The Cyber Grants Scheme is being run by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations on behalf of the Scottish Government. Charities can receive up to £1000 towards the cost of Cyber Essentials accreditation.

To be eligible you must have a contracted IT Supplier or in-house IT staff and an annual income of less than £4 million.

The deadline for applications is 18 December 2018, you can apply here.


How can RedMosquito help?

RedMosquito are certified ACE Practitioners which means we have been externally assessed and accredited to deliver advice, guidance and consultancy in Cyber Essentials. We can support your organisation through all aspects of the preparation for Cyber Essentials certification. Many of our IT support and IT security customers in Glasgow, Edinburgh and throughout central Scotland, have successfully achieved Cyber Essentials certification with our support. If you would like to discuss this further with one of our technical consultants, please contact us today.



RedMosquito provide IT Support and IT Security services to SMEs throughout Scotland.


T 0141 348 7950
Glasgow 27 Panorama Business Village, Glasgow. G33 4EN
Edinburgh 8 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QB


facebook gplus twitter linkedin


Formed in 1999 Red Mosquito provide a complete one-stop technical consultancy service offering managed services IT support, computer maintenance, computer networking and Cloud Services to businesses in Scotland and beyond. We operate as a complete outsourced IT department dealing with all of the day to day administration and configuration of our client's systems.

Based at our Operations Centre in Glasgow and in Edinburgh, we're in the business of providing top quality IT services driven by our passion for technology. Our team of experienced IT support engineers operates throughout Scotland keeping your servers and desktop computers running smoothly so that you can concentrate on what's really important - your business.

We are your IT department.

Case Studies

  • Russel & Aitken

    Founded in Falkirk in 1818 Russel & Aitken is one of the oldest legal firms in Scotland. From the start they have been associated with innovative new technologies and today they continue to maintain a modern and progressive approach to their business.

  • CMS Windows Ltd.

    When Red Mosquito started working with CMS in early 2011 our first task was to fully understand a complex business and the needs of its employees....