Digital Transformation Fund

Digital Transformation Fund

The Digital Transformation Fund aims to support the digital transformation journeys of civil society organisations by offering grants and capacity development support. The fund was launched in collaboration with the Support Foundation for Civil Society (Sivil Toplum için Destek Vakfı) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). In 2023, the fund aimed to support organisations responding to the aftermath of the Kahramanmaras earthquakes, striving to mitigate the impact and assist survivors in rebuilding their lives, and granted a total of TRY 1,440,000 to nine organisations.

Please find more information about the fund’s grantees below:

65+ Elder Rights Association (65+ Yaşlı Hakları Derneği)

65+ Elder Rights Association will create an open-source digital archive to contribute to advocacy efforts in the field of ageing. Additionally, the association will develop a digital communication strategy, and produce multilingual communication materials to connect with older people affected by the earthquakes, disseminating these resources widely on digital platforms.

Medical Search and Rescue Association (Medikal Arama Kurtarma Derneği – MEDAK)

MEDAK will work to improve and raise awareness of the Disaster Health Map and Hera Digital Health platforms to prevent resource waste in the region affected by the Kahramanmaras earthquakes.


Rural Schools Transformation Network (Köy Okulları Değişim Ağı – KODA)

KODA will strengthen its collaboration with beneficiaries, donors, and public and private sector stakeholders by integrating Salesforce, a customer relationship management program. Additionally, KODA will enhance its digital capacity and develop a comprehensive digital transformation strategy.

We Need to Talk Association (Konuşmamız Gerek Derneği)

We Need to Talk Association will add a menstrual health section to the HERA Digital Health mobile application, which was developed to facilitate access to healthcare services for refugees and those affected by earthquakes. The association will conduct awareness-raising campaigns to improve women’s access to reproductive health services, update its website, and conduct communication and fundraising activities for advocacy in the field of period poverty.


Open Space Association – Deep Poverty Network (Açık Alan Derneği – Derin Yoksulluk Ağı)

Deep Poverty Network will track poverty among families and university students who arrived in Istanbul in the aftermath of the Kahramanmaras earthquakes and university students and raise awareness on this issue. The association will generate valuable data and share it with stakeholders working in the field.

Alzheimer’s Association of Turkey (Türkiye Alzheimer Derneği)

Alzheimer’s Association of Turkey will enhance its organisational efficiency and communication with relevant stakeholders by establishing a free and open-source Healthy Aging Platform. The platform will include awareness-raising training on Alzheimer’s disease prevention, patient care, communication with Alzheimer’s patients, as well as mental and physical exercises related to healthy ageing.

Meryem Women’s Cooperative (Meryem Kadın Kooperatifi)

Meryem Women’s Cooperative will develop a website compatible with e-commerce to increase the visibility of the cooperative, expand its products and services, and increase the diversity of its resources.

Women’s Right to Health in Development Association (Kalkınmada Kadının Sağlık Hakkı Derneği)

Women’s Right to Health in Development Association will update the OncoHealth Assistant mobile application for women diagnosed with cancer and affected by earthquakes. Kadınsa will also conduct communication activities to promote the application and contribute to policy development.

Yaren Cooperative (Yaren Kooperatif)

Yaren Cooperative will, in partnership with the Iskenderun Technical University, measure the digital maturity levels of cooperatives in Hatay and provide training on cooperatives, digital maturity, and the impact of digitisation to university students. Following an assessment of the cooperatives’ needs, tailored training programs will be prepared for each cooperative to enhance their digital maturity.