How to contribute to

We’d love to hear from you about the work you have been doing and how it has made a difference. We welcome contributions from a wide range of voices as long as contributors keep to the aims of the site. You’ll need to stick to the principles and practical steps below before we can consider publishing your contributions.

Our principles

Keep it fresh. We won’t repost content that’s been published before. Please only send original content for this site, but feel free to write something that adds details or insights to content published elsewhere, and add relevant links.

Be constructive. Speak personally. Highlight key challenges and learnings and suggestions on how to do things better. Where possible, try to relate your blog post to helping improve outcomes for people so that others can learn from your experience.

Challenge and provoke. The very best posts say something new and spark a debate.

Be fair. The site is public, so we aim to be impartial in our presentation of information.

The practicalities

1. So you want to post on the site

Awesome! First things first, send us a short brief on your chosen topic and we’ll let you know if it’s what we’re looking for. You should receive a response within 3 working days.

Unsure what to write, how about:

  • a ‘how to’ guide of….
  • studies and research
  • community engagement
  • case studies
  • tips and advice

2. You’ve got the green light

Once your brief is approved, follow the content guide below and it should be as easy as 1-2-3. You will need to send it to the respective member of the team that you have been in touch with for review and editing.

Content guide:

  • Don’t forget the audience – This is a community site for anyone already working on digital inclusion projects and programmes, and anyone who wants to increase digital inclusion in their area or within their communities. The audience will include staff, volunteers and people with lived experience from councils or the wider public sector, health and care settings and organisations, third sector or private sector.. Try to make your writing engaging and accessible for the widest audience.
  • Article length – aim for 300 to 750 words. For help with style and tone read this blog post on GOV.UK
  • Links – remember to include links where relevant to other websites.
  • Author’s profile – we will need your organisation’s name, email, logo and a short bio telling us who you are.

3. When will my content be published?

We’ll agree the timeframe with you and let you know when it’s live on the site. We will try to publish content within 10 working days of receipt where possible.