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.
Money, money, money: a new grant model from Good Things amid a challenging financial landscape
Gabi Woodhams (Head of Network Delivery and Customer Support) and Jo Reynolds (Research & Evaluation Manager) describe what we’ve heard from hubs about the financial difficulties they’re facing, and introduce a new model of grant funding from Good Things, to help fix the digital divide.
Five ways digital exclusion affects people
Natasha Bright-Wray, Associate Director of Communications, Campaigns and Advocacy, reveals five alarming realities faced by those who are digitally excluded in the UK.
Broadband provision in remote and hard-to-reach areas
Vivian Gounari writes on the need for attention on digital inclusion which is holistic and has the most vulnerable in mind, focusing on underlooked, remote areas.
Sustainability is everyone’s job: From the panel at Reset Connect 2023
Our Partnerships and Fundraising Manager, Natasha Early, writes on the panel discussion at Reset Connect 2023 on sustainability and reusing devices to reduce e-waste.
Understanding experiences of doing more online: a new survey from Good Things Foundation
Our Research & Evaluation Manager, Jo Reynolds, writes a short blog on the significance and value of the experiences of Learn My Way users and how we can use those experiences to improve the services we provide.
Practical ways we can make online GP access more inclusive
Dr Emma Stone reflects on our new top tips guide with NHS England’s Primary Care Transformation team - co-produced with the support of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
The Government “does not have a credible strategy to tackle digital exclusion”
Our response to the Lords’ roadmap for action. Today the urgent need to fix the digital divide is all over the media, due to the publication of the House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee’s digital exclusion report.
Volunteering: Personal Growth and Community Impact
To celebrate Volunteers Week, Katy, our Network Delivery and Customer Support Intern, blogs about the joys of volunteering and helping your community.
Accessibility and inclusion guidance launched today
Together with the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, we've produced new guidance for accessible and inclusive communications.
Power Up 2.0: One year on
Power Up 2.0, financially supported by JP Morgan Chase Foundation, follows the initial Power Up project which ran through the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Network Delivery & Customer Support Manager, Jonathan Bradwell, writes about the achievements of the Power Up 2.0 projects so far.
Good Things Foundation launches brand new map and directory
Now it's easy to find digital inclusion local help across the UK.
Digital inclusion action leaps into spring
Good Things Foundation’s Group CEO, Helen Milner OBE, blogs about our exciting plans coming up this quarter.