Online Centres Network
Our strategic partnership with Vodafone
On Sunday night I announced that Vodafone is our new strategic partner. I’m delighted that Good Things Foundation will be working together with Vodafone over the next three years to help fix the digital divide – for good.
Vodafone deserves huge glory for the effort they have put into eradicating digital inequalities to date. Until now, our work with them has centred around our National Databank – seeing 51,259 SIMs distributed to our National Digital Inclusion Network, providing free mobile connectivity data to people most in need. This is part of their noteworthy donation of delivering free internet connectivity to 1 million people in the UK through their everyone.connected initiative.
Reaching such milestones addresses the urgent issue of digital exclusion: 10 million UK adults still do not have the foundation-level digital skills and over one in 20 households have no internet access, neither fixed line nor mobile.
I’m so pleased that Good Things Foundation works with trailblazing industry figures like Vodafone to push the needle on digital inclusion and make impact at scale. Meaningfully working together is crucial and it’s in the power of real partnerships between public, private, and charity and community sectors that I truly believe we can overcome the issue.
Our National Databank is a fantastic example of this. At Good Things Foundation, we hear first-hand about the difference it makes to people’s lives. The next three years ahead we’re hoping to elevate the change we’re making and Vodafone is critical in helping us achieve that – supporting 1 million people and engaging 5000 Digital Hubs across the country.
We’re looking forward to continuing to combat data poverty, ensuring people have a device in their hand, and they have the skills necessary to be safe and able online.
Together, we can help fix the digital divide – for good.
Latest News from
Online Centres Network
Collecting information about impact from beneficiaries13/09/2023 15:15:00
We’re testing new ways to get feedback from the people who receive support from the digital inclusion services we provide. We want to let you know what we’re doing and invite you to help us with this work.
Getting the most out of asking for help11/07/2023 13:15:00
As an organisation supporting thousands of amazing Hubs across the UK we feel it is important to constantly look at ways to improve our handling of any requests for help we get.
New resources from Internet Matters11/05/2023 14:05:00
Our partners at Internet Matters are experts in helping parents, carers, grandparents and teachers navigate the world of online safety for children and young people.
Being part of the network helps drive positive change: insights from the network survey10/05/2023 16:25:00
The National Digital Inclusion Network is at the core of all the work we do at Good Things Foundation. It is through the thousands of community organisations and businesses in our network that we’re able to reach people facing digital exclusion.
Expert support from our Ambassadors12/04/2023 15:10:00
You can now access expert peer support from people with years of experience in digital inclusion from our six Learn My Way Ambassadors. Our Ambassadors have a track record of using Learn My Way and supporting people to access data and devices. Each ambassador also brings extensive experience in supporting specific marginalised groups and in different digital inclusion delivery models.
What I love about our meet-ups28/03/2023 10:10:00
Our Community Engagement Manager, Louise Branch, blogs about the value of our monthly meet-ups and why you should come along!
We’re updating Learn My Way: Key dates for your diary08/03/2023 14:15:00
A couple of weeks ago we announced that we’ll be launching a new and improved Learn My Way, the free platform for digital learning, in spring 2023. Learn My Way provides digital skills and increased digital confidence to those supported by you, our National Digital Inclusion Network. We can’t wait to bring you the new site, which allows users to tailor their own learning programme, offers a choice of bitesize topics and is accessible across multiple devices.
Learn My Way: the next generation is launching soon22/02/2023 10:10:00
Good Things Foundation are proud to announce a new and improved Learn My Way, the free platform for digital learning, coming in spring 2023.