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  • Helen Milner OBE, CEO of Good Things Foundation, and Natasha Bright-Wray, Associate Director of Communications, pictured at the Conservative Party Conference 2023.

    02/10/2023 · Our thoughts

    Good Things at Conservative Party Conference ‘23

    Ever wondered what goes on at a political party conference? How do charities get their voices heard amongst all the other news-worthy activities? I’ll be updating this blog daily to share our insights and observations at (potentially) the last party conference before the next general election.

  • 29/09/2023 · News

    Good Things at Lunchtime: Talk Tech for Social Good

    Our new webinar series, Good Things at Lunchtime, shines the light on our work and our incredible community partners in the National Digital Inclusion Network

  • We’re attending the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences this year

    28/09/2023 · News

    We’re attending the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences this year

    Good Things Foundation is attending the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences this year. We'll be involved in a range of activities and champion the need for investment digital inclusion.

  • Money, money, money: a new grant model from Good Things amid a challenging financial landscape

    22/09/2023 · Our thoughts

    Money, money, money: a new grant model from Good Things amid a challenging financial landscape

    Gabi Woodhams (Head of Network Delivery and Customer Support) and Jo Reynolds (Research & Evaluation Manager) describe what we’ve heard from hubs about the financial difficulties they’re facing, and introduce a new model of grant funding from Good Things, to help fix the digital divide.

  • The National Device Bank: Changing lives one device at a time

    07/09/2023 · Our stories

    The National Device Bank: Changing lives one device at a time

    The National Device Bank is up and running and we're already seeing the social impact.

  • Two women using laptops

    01/09/2023 · Our thoughts

    Five ways digital exclusion affects people

    Natasha Bright-Wray, Associate Director of Communications, Campaigns and Advocacy, reveals five alarming realities faced by those who are digitally excluded in the UK.

  • Community action is transformative: Hubs engage with their MPs on digital inclusion

    16/08/2023 · News

    Community action is transformative: Hubs engage with their MPs on digital inclusion

    At the forefront of activism are UK digital inclusion hubs, which make up our National Digital Inclusion Network. These hubs not only deliver essential digital inclusion products and services – data, devices, and skills – but have recently written or met with their local Members of Parliament (MPs).

  • Broadband provision in remote and hard-to-reach areas

    04/08/2023 · Our thoughts

    Broadband provision in remote and hard-to-reach areas

    Vivian Gounari writes on the need for attention on digital inclusion which is holistic and has the most vulnerable in mind, focusing on underlooked, remote areas.

  • Sustainability is everyone’s job: From the panel at Reset Connect 2023

    27/07/2023 · Our thoughts

    Sustainability is everyone’s job: From the panel at Reset Connect 2023

    Our Partnerships and Fundraising Manager, Natasha Early, writes on the panel discussion at Reset Connect 2023 on sustainability and reusing devices to reduce e-waste.

  • A man holding a laptop

    24/07/2023 · Our thoughts

    Understanding experiences of doing more online: a new survey from Good Things Foundation

    Our Research & Evaluation Manager, Jo Reynolds, writes a short blog on the significance and value of the experiences of Learn My Way users and how we can use those experiences to improve the services we provide.

  • People in the UK calling for action on digital exclusion

    24/07/2023 · News

    People in the UK calling for action on digital exclusion

    We’re advocating that the current and any future Government prioritise digital exclusion. New polling data shows that people in the UK are supportive, and are calling for action. A blog by Helen Milner.

  • Low-income families can stay connected over summer with free mobile data from the National Databank

    20/07/2023 · News

    Low-income families can stay connected over summer with free mobile data from the National Databank

    New research reveals low-income Brits are worried about affording mobile data to keep their children online over the school holidays, the National Databank is here to help.

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