Everyone Connected – National Lottery Community Fund report

A report on the impact and findings of the Everyone Connected programme from July 2020 to January 2021, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

93% say receiving a device has had a positive impact on their life

82% used the device to continue their own learning

75% stayed in touch with friends and family using the device

In March 2019, Good Things Foundation, in partnership with FutureDotNow, mobilised an emergency Covid-19 response programme, DevicesDotNow, raising over £1.5m to distribute digital devices and data to those in need. The DevicesDotNow model has been refined and embedded into Good Things Foundation’s operating model, under the new name Everyone Connected.

The support from National Lottery Community Fund has been instrumental in supporting us to reach those hardest hit by the pandemic.

The funding enabled us to purchase 4,237 SIM’s and MIFI’s that were delivered to community partners, with either a tablet or a Google smartphone to set up and distribute to people in their local communities who they then supported remotely.

By measuring impact, we know that these devices have helped people stay connected to their loved ones, access vital services and access home learning.

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