Online Centres Network
Census Support Service
We’ve got an exciting opportunity for partners to apply for funding to support the delivery of the 2021 Census.
The census takes place every 10 years in the UK – and the next one is due to take place in March 2021. It’s a compulsory survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. The information collected from the census helps inform local authorities and government about demands for vital public services such as school places, hospital and GP services and social care provision.
Census 2021 will be ‘digital first’ and accessible through an online platform. Good Things Foundation is working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to build a network of Census Support Centres who can support people to complete the census both online and offline, ensuring everyone has the chance to complete the census digitally.
We’re looking for organisations who can deliver support to people wishing to complete the census between March and May 2021. You’ll be required to deliver the service across a set amount of hours each week with the possibility of additional delivery covering evenings, weekends and the census weekend.
Phase 2 applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday 2 October.
You can find more information about the requirements, including what we expect from Census Support Centres here.
Latest News from
Online Centres Network
New accreditation for digital skills qualifications - could you deliver?29/09/2020 17:17:17
As Ofqual approves accreditation for new Essential Digital Skills Qualifications, we’re asking the Online Centres Network about delivering accredited courses in their communities and what it could mean for their organisation – and their learners.
Technical, Social Media and Virtual Volunteers scheme to be relaunched!18/09/2020 13:15:00
Lockdown was a challenging time for us all, we all pulled together and supported each other, including our funding partners who wanted to work with us to support the network.
New Slack workspace for community partners17/09/2020 12:33:00
Online Centres Network recently shared in our network newsletters that we’ve created a Good Things Foundation Community Partners Slack workspace for our community partners, to help you share useful information with each other.
Future Digital Inclusion funding reopens for application20/08/2020 13:15:00
Online Centres Network are pleased to announce that we have reopened applications for Future Digital Inclusion funding, for our community partners to deliver the project up until the end of March 2021.
City and Guilds Online Basics assessment is retiring19/08/2020 16:25:00
For the past few years, we’ve been working with City and Guilds to provide an accredited Online Basics assessment. Unfortunately Flash Player, the software that makes the assessment possible is being withdrawn by its maker Adobe at the end of this year.
Get Online Week 2020 - sign-up open23/07/2020 15:43:00
Get Online Week is coming and we’re saying: now is the time to help others get online.
Virtual Meet Up & Training for Community Partners20/07/2020 14:38:00
Online Centres Network understand many of you are facing new challenges in light of the current situation.
New free bid writing critical friend service09/07/2020 13:15:00
Good Things Foundation is providing a new Critical Friend service to support members of the Online Centres Network who are applying for one of the various Covid-19 response funding opportunities that have opened in recent weeks.