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  • Volunteering at Good Things Foundation: Tony’s story

    26/01/2022 · Our stories

    Volunteering at Good Things Foundation: Tony’s story

    Hear from Tony, one of our Community Champion Volunteers, about why he enjoys the role so much.

  • Computer showing a databank voucher transaction

    12/11/2021 · Our stories

    National Databank voucher helps Paul’s mental health

    The National Databank data voucher has taken away some of Paul's loneliness and made him feel more positive about the future.

  • Family Fund’s story

    02/08/2021 · Our 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

    16/06/2021 · Our stories

    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

    15/06/2021 · Our stories

    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

    03/06/2021 · Our stories

    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”

    03/06/2021 · Our stories

    “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

    01/06/2021 · Our stories

    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

    26/04/2021 · Our stories

    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

    21/04/2021 · Our stories

    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

    21/04/2021 · Our stories

    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

    06/04/2021 · Our stories

    Digital confidence for a new future

    Akira’s digital confidence has come on leaps and bounds following tailored tuition from Community Renewal Trust.