News, thoughts & stories
We like to think we’re experts in all things digital inclusion, technology for social good, community learning...in fact, quite a few things! If you’d like to know what we know, why not take a look at our latest news, thoughts and stories.
Family Fund’s story
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity, providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. It took part in Good Things Foundation's HMRC Advice and Support programme.
Access to a device and data helped mother and son stay connected during COVID-19
The family received a data-enabled device delivered by her local Online Centre, Chell Area Family Action Group, as part of our Connecting Families project.
New device has a positive impact on Waqar after a challenging year in lockdown
We hear from Waqar's mother Parveen about the positive impact receiving a device from SmartLyte via our Connecting Families project had on Waqar and the wider family.
Receiving a smartphone saves John from a lonely lockdown
Hear about how receiving a smartphone from Dorset Council via the Everyone Connected programme changed John's life.
“Volunteering as a mentor has been a very eye-opening experience”
Joanna, an SMR Analyst for Lloyds Banking Group, tells us about her experience volunteering as a mentor at Manchester City College
How Dilara went from learner to volunteer
This Volunteers Week we're sharing Dilara's journey from English My Way learner to valued Skills Enterprise volunteer
Getting work-ready in a digital world
Margaret’s newly-found digital skills gives her the confidence to take the next steps towards making her ambitions a reality.
Response and Resilience Fund award: Walthew House
A Good Things Foundation fund set up to provide short-term financial support to centres struggling in the wake of the pandemic has helped one centre to adapt and continue to deliver vital services.
The Challenges of Being Woman: 2020
Fareeha Usman, founder of Being Woman, reflects on how the organisation dealt with such an extraordinary and unexpected year.
Digital confidence for a new future
Akira’s digital confidence has come on leaps and bounds following tailored tuition from Community Renewal Trust.
Connecting grassroots groups to create impact
Read how Prospects Community Housing set up a Slack channel to ensure effective communications between organisations continued throughout the pandemic and facilitated vital networking and support.
Transformation through technology
Power Up funded project Digiparent, transforms Charlotte’s life in lockdown thanks to new laptop.
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