DevicesDotNow impact reports

During the DevicesDotNow campaign, we released three impact reports in May, June and July 2020, charting the progress of the campaign.

Key findings

11,437 devices and mobile data packages to digitally excluded people across the UK

80% of learners felt more confident about their digital skills after receiving a device

89% of learners said receiving a device has had a positive impact on their life

There are currently 7 million people don’t have the internet at home according to Ofcom.

There has always been a digital divide in this country, but when the UK went into lockdown in March 2020 digitally excluded people were left more vulnerable and isolated than ever before.

In a rapid response to this national emergency, FutureDotNow and Good Things Foundation coordinated the national initiative DevicesDotNow.

Working with a network of hyperlocal community hubs, DevicesDotNow identified and distributed over 10,000 devices and internet data packages to some of the UK’s most vulnerable people in just 5 months, enabling them to shield, self-isolate and stay at home safely during Covid-19.

Throughout the DevicesDotNow campaign, we released three interim reports tracking the campaign’s rapid response to the pandemic and the impact it had on digitally excluded people in the UK.

"Since DevicesDotNow began back in March, we have been overwhelmed by the support and generosity of everyone involved."

Helen Milner

CEO, Good Things Foundation