We live in a digital age, and technology is rapidly changing the world we live in. The way we work, interact and do business have been changed by technology, and we’re all sharing, learning and transacting online more and more.
As the world shifts, it’s vital that we ensure everyone can benefit. An estimate an estimated 6.3 million people are non users of the internet, and these people are disproportionately from a lower socio-economic background. Alongside this, the Enterprise Research Centre found that a quarter of firms used none of the seven technologies identified as most relevant to microbusinesses, and another quarter used only one. To address this, Good Things Foundation and JP Morgan are working together on Power Up - a new programme that will transform people’s lives and work through digital.
Power Up is a pioneering programme, funded by JP Morgan Chase Foundation in collaboration with Good Things Foundation, which drives economic inclusion through digital in communities - powering up people, provision and places.
We will be supporting a small number of projects with strong potential for impact in four locations in England and Scotland, evaluating the impact of these projects, and sharing learnings to drive wider systems change.
We’ll be powering up people, provision and places.
To find out more about Power Up and how you can get involved, visit www.power-up.org.uk