Connecting Families

Connecting Families

Good Things Foundation is launching the Connecting Families programme. Over this summer, this new programme will deliver at least 2,000 devices, connectivity and support to help disadvantaged families in the UK. 

A digitally connected device will enable parents and young people to register for help and access to essential services which have moved online during the Covid 19 crisis and improve the ability of a parent to work from home to maintain income for the whole family.

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Good Things Foundation has already distributed more than devices and internet access to over 400 disadvantaged families. But there are many more families who need these devices and the support of local community organisations; we cannot yet meet this need through existing funding. 

We have heard stories through working with communities of families who rely on their device parents who as could not leave the house because a disabled child was shielding, those who suddenly found themselves without free school meals who have been helped to claim food vouchers online, and of a severely disabled grandmother being able to read a bedtime story with her grandson over a video call.

How do we plan to work with more children and families?

This summer, through our network of community partners we plan to deliver at least 2,000 devices to disadvantaged families. Community partners who are part of the Online Centres Network will be invited to apply for devices and connectivity that they will then distribute to Individuals in their local communities. These community partners will also provide ongoing support; to enable people to use the devices for homeschooling, applying for benefits and to stay connected with loved ones. 

Ways to support us

By making a donation you will help protect and empower some of the most vulnerable households in the UK, please select one of the following options:

We always welcome donations of laptops, tablets or devices that provide the internet.

If you are an organisation that would like donate old devices, click here

If you are an individual that would like donate an old device, click here

Our stories

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DevicesDotNow aims to get thousands of devices out to people who are further excluded from technology during the outbreak.
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Emma is staying connected whilst shielding, thanks to a free tablet and data plan from the DevicesDotNow initiative.
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Single mum Charley is reaping the benefits of online shopping thanks to a free tablet and data bundle,