Deloitte Digital Connect (DDC) supports charities with expertise, advice and a network to support their digital development.

Deloitte Digital Connect has so far delivered two six-month support programmes to a total of 63 charities and social enterprises. The third cohort kicked off in November 2023; take a look at the participant list here. Support - delivered by 100 Deloitte volunteers alongside CAST staff members - consisted of one-to-one mentoring, troubleshooting, workshops, peer support, device donations and pro bono assistance.

The support enabled charities to develop digital strategies, improve website accessibility, and ensure their support aligned with beneficiary needs.

Participants taking part in the 2023 cohort told us:

  • 100% found the volunteer support helpful in improving their skills, knowledge and confidence.
  • 93% learnt the foundations to developing a digital strategy
  • 95% made progress on a digital project or challenge.

Read about the launch of the initial programme; the first cohort's journeys and reflections on the first programme. And take a look at theCAST Medium for lots more blogs, interviews and case studies.

Many of the resources used in the programme have been shared; you can access more than 100 tools, guides, blogs and other resources at the open access Deloitte Digital Connect Hub. And you can access blogs from experts DOT PROJECT (on digital strategy) and Good Things Foundation (on digital inclusion).

Applications for the third cohort of the programme closed on 23rd October 2023. Find out more about Deloitte Digital Connect here - and access 100+ free resources via the open access resource hub here.


The programme provided an excellent opportunity for me to confront my biases about what I thought my organisation needed. I left with the knowledge of how to identify and address those needs Participant, cohort 1

My mentor from Deloitte has been so helpful and flexible when my project has shifted focus or been delayed. I have found her support the most reassuring and tailored to my needs Participant, cohort 2

Click on the video below to watch a snapshot of testimonials from participants on both cohorts of the programme