HotTopics and Good Things join forces to bridge the digital divide

HotTopics, the leading C-Suite community, will help fix the digital divide through a series of fundraising initiatives, reusing devices for social good, community events and thought leadership content.

Announcing a new partnership with HotTopics

Our new collaboration with HotTopics will aim to tackle the pressing issue of the digital divide through a series of fundraising initiatives, reusing devices for social good, community events and thought leadership content.

The digital landscape of the UK is marked by a stark contrast: while technology advances at a rapid pace, millions of individuals are left behind due to lack of access, confidence and skills. Approximately 2.4million people can’t afford their mobile phone contract and over 8.5 million adults lack basic digital skills. 

With our extensive network of over 5,000 community partners in the National Digital Inclusion Network, we’re dedicated to bridging this gap by providing digital skills training and support to those in need.

“We are excited to partner with Good Things Foundation to address the digital divide,” said Doug Drinkwater, Editorial and Strategy Director at HotTopics. “In today’s digital age, access to technology and digital skills is more crucial than ever. Through our partnership, we aim to raise awareness, drive meaningful change and empower individuals and communities alike.”

The partnership between HotTopics and Good Things Foundation will encompass various initiatives:

  • Fundraising Campaigns: HotTopics and Good Things will collaborate on fundraising campaigns.
  • Reusing IT equipment and devices for social good: HotTopics members will be encouraged to donate their used IT equipment to the National Device Bank, not only reducing electronic waste but also providing refurbished devices to those who need them most.
  • Community Events: Together, HotTopics and Good Things will organise community events focused on digital inclusion, education, and awareness-raising. These events will provide valuable resources and support to individuals seeking to improve their digital skills.

“We believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive in today’s digital world,” said Helen Milner, CEO at Good Things Foundation. “Through our partnership with HotTopics, we are confident that we can make significant strides towards bridging the digital divide and creating a more inclusive society.”

HotTopics and Good Things Foundation invite members of the media, businesses, and the public to join them in their mission to empower individuals through digital inclusion. For more information about the partnership and how to get involved, please contact Rob Shapiro, Partnerships Manager at Good Things.


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