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.
“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.
Powering up the providers of digital skills training and support in Glasgow
BIPC Glasgow’s Information Officers Power Up their skills, knowledge, and confidence in digital to help provide information and support to small businesses.
Wireless Poplar – aiming to get the majority of Poplar residents digitally engaged by 2021
Poplar HARCA blog about their realised ambition of getting all residents connected to a fast broadband and enjoying access to online services.
Building digital skills is a labour of love
Labourer Andy is building his digital skills step-by-step to improve his confidence and his chances of securing long term employment.
Glasgow Life helps more than 300 new businesses during lockdown
Glasgow Life, the charity that delivers culture and sport in Glasgow, has helped more than 300 entrepreneurs to start, run or grow their business since lockdown began on 23 March 2020.