The Future Digital Inclusion programme, run by Good Things Foundation and funded by the Department for Education (previously the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) aims to help people to improve their basic digital skills by using the deep reach of the Online Centres Network to support some of the hardest to reach groups in society.
218 organisations in the Online Centres Network were funded through the Future Digital Inclusion programme.
278,589 people were reached, supported and trained in basic digital skills.
5,000+ centre partners and access points were supported through non-funded means to take digital skills into their communities.
Key groups reached by the programme are:
In 2015-16 the programme also reached a significant number of people in HBAI income poverty (27% of people reached), people who live in social/sheltered housing (37%), and those in receipt of means-tested benefits (60%).