Resources for delivering a digital inclusion programme
If you’re delivering a digital inclusion programme, you might be spending hours looking for websites and resources that can help. To save you time, we have brought together all our favourites digital inclusion websites and resources we think can help.
We also have a page on digital inclusion data, statistics and reports.
Providing digital devices
A guide to developing a device lending scheme
This device loan scheme guide uses a step-by-step approach to show you how to set up your own scheme. The guide includes:
- types of device
- safety and security
- the loan procedure
- supporting the use
A guide to developing a device loan scheme – Digital Communities Wales
Good Things Foundation – National Device Bank
Good Things Foundation is building the UK’s first ever National Device Bank. Devices are provided to people in need by the thousands of community organisations in their network.
Broadband and mobile devices
Reducing broadband cost
Millions of people pay more than they need to for their broadband connection. This guide by Which? shows people how to get the best value from their contract with tips on how to reduce their bills.
Which? guide to reducing broadband cost
Free mobile SIMs
Charities that work in digital inclusion can apply for free Vodafone SIMs, each loaded with 20GB data a month for 6 months, plus unlimited calls and texts. Charities can use these however they like, for example, to provide connectivity to service users or to deliver training to people in need.
Broadband and mobile tariffs for people on benefits
The broadband and mobile markets offer customers a wide range of choice, with different deals available to suit different needs. Some providers offer cheaper packages that are only available to customers who receive certain government benefits.
The National Databank
The National Databank provides free data to 500,000 people in need via Good Things Foundation’s network of community partners, in partnership with Virgin Media O2, Vodafone and Three.
Digital skills guides and training
Over 400 free digital guides
Digital Unite have a range of 400+ how-to guides covering a whole host of digital topics. Written by subject matter experts and updated regularly, the guides are perfect for supporting others with digital skills or helping people to improve their your own knowledge. Now also includes a section of specially prepared easy read guides.
Digital skills training for the third sector
The Curve is a series of free, 90-minute workshops for third sector organisations. These online workshops aim to:
- build knowledge around best digital practices
- raise awareness of digital tools
- help increase impact with digital
Workshops are open to anyone working or volunteering with a third sector organisation in the UK.
Grants and funding
National grants database
The new Good Things Foundation UK grants database includes funding from trusts and foundations that you may be able to apply for.
Good Things Foundation external funding database
Current funding opportunities
Current funding opportunities available on the Online Centres Network website.
Good Things Foundation – Online Centres Network of external funding opportunities
Scams and fraud prevention
Scams Prevention and Support Service
The Scams Prevention and Support Service, funded by Lloyds Banking Group, helps to prevent older people from falling for scams by increasing their knowledge and confidence to recognise and deal with attempted scams. It also provides support to older fraud victims recovering after an incident.