Online Centres Network
We're proud to be working with FutureDotNow on their exciting new initiative DevicesDotNow. The new initiative will target the 1.7 million households who don’t have access to the internet and are digitally excluded as we face a socially distanced world gripped by COVID-19.
Supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the DevicesDotNow campaign is asking businesses to donate tablets, smartphones and laptops, as well as connectivity in the form of sims, dongles and mobile hotspots. These are urgently needed to get the most vulnerable people in the UK online. Frontline organisations that form the Online Centres Network are in desperate need of digital devices to be able to mobilise into the community.
With help of businesses, we can empower the Online Centres Network so they can support households facing self-isolation – alleviating the strain on the NHS, while ensuring that vulnerable people aren’t cut off from their loved ones and the outside world.
Businesses can support DevicesDotNow by:
- Donating devices. Tablets or smartphones would be the first choice, but laptops are also required.
- Donating sim cards, portable hotspots, dongles or other connectivity.
- Making a financial donation. £10,000 would fund the purchase of tablets and smartphones for around 100 vulnerable individuals and families.
- Spreading the word. Share the DevicesDotNow mission with at least five business leaders in your network in a position to help.
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Online Centres Network
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Good Things Foundation has been contracted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to support the delivery of the next Census in England and Wales.
Joining the network: support in a time of change19/05/2020 15:10:00
150 organisations have joined the Network since the end of March – and many have refreshed their memberships which may have lapsed due to other priorities or changes in staffing.
Funding: Coronavirus resilience grants for Online Centres09/04/2020 13:33:00
Good Things Foundation launches fund to provide short-term support for Online Centres at risk of closure due to the Coronavirus crisis.
Stories from the community: operating during a pandemic03/04/2020 13:15:00
With the spread of the coronavirus around the UK and much of the world, we’re facing challenging times ahead.
Coronavirus: responding to your insight03/04/2020 10:15:00
Over the last two weeks of our lives, communities and day to day patterns have all undergone unimaginable change as the threat and impact of Coronavirus became increasingly real.
Virtual Meetup for Online Centres26/03/2020 15:15:15
Over the coming months we know many of you will be facing new challenges in light of the current situation.
UK-wide Make it Click funding open09/03/2020 17:02:00
Online Centres Network are delighted to invite organisations of all sizes and from all parts of the UK to apply for between £1,250 and £15,000 of funding to deliver the Make It Click programme, delivered by Good Things Foundation in partnership with Google.org.
ALL DIGITAL Week returns 23 - 29 March09/03/2020 13:43:00
On Monday 23 March, ALL DIGITAL week returns. The Europe-wide campaign strives to give people the tools to develop and enhance their digital skills.