Monthly roundup: October 2018

This October our time has been taken up with #FightTheDivide launch events, Digital Champion training, a flurry of tablet lending applications, and the building of the 100% Digital Leeds movement. Engagement This month has been all about our #FightTheDivide Launch events, which took place in Gipton, Middleton, and Hawksworth Wood. 78 people from 38 community … Continue reading Monthly roundup: October 2018

#FightTheDivide South

Yesterday we had our third and final #FightTheDivide launch event. The event took place in Middleton and was attended by South Leeds organisations working to fight social and digital exclusion. Third sector organisations such as Deaf Blind UK, Groundwork, and Project Hope attended alongside businesses such as Halifax Bank, WYCAS, and Pluralsight, and Leeds City Council staff from Adults and Health, … Continue reading #FightTheDivide South

Tablet Lending at Connect In The North

Connect in the North borrowed some iPads as part of our tablet lending scheme. They used the tablets with the Pass it on People to develop their digital skills and confidence. Connect in the North is a Centre for Inclusive Living led by people with learning difficulties and disabilities, helping them to have control of … Continue reading Tablet Lending at Connect In The North

#FightTheDivide East

On Thursday we brought together organisations working in East Leeds to tackle digital inclusion in the area. We were joined by 15 local third sector organisations, local Councillors, and staff from Leeds Housing, Adults and Health, and Communities and Environment. This is the first of three workshops: there's still time to book a free ticket to the … Continue reading #FightTheDivide East

Monthly roundup: September 2018

This September we've been busy tablet lending, network building, community engaging, grant giving, difference making and movement building! Engagement We've been getting out and about this month, talking about digital inclusion to all sorts of potential partners. We've reached out at community organisations like Forum Central and Leeds Migration Partnership, public engagement events like the Refugees and Migrants … Continue reading Monthly roundup: September 2018

Fight the Divide – Local Network Launches

If you’re an organisation working on the front line, you’ve seen the impact of digital exclusion up close. There are too many that are struggling, and the gap in digital skills is getting wider. We know that helping people to become digitally included will bring wider social benefits. Improved digital skills help people be better … Continue reading Fight the Divide – Local Network Launches

Activation Grants available: deadline extended to 30th September 2018

Please note: This round of funding is now closed. A further round of funding will be available early 2019.   Leeds City Council and Good Things Foundation are working together to create the 100% Digital Leeds movement. 100% Digital Leeds is a cross-sector collaboration bringing together a wide range of organisations to work towards a shared … Continue reading Activation Grants available: deadline extended to 30th September 2018

Tablet Lending at St George’s Crypt

St George's Crypt are a Leeds charity working with the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering from addiction. They offer their service users food, residences and showers, as well as advice and support. They have a range of social enterprises offering development and training opportunities to their homeless and vulnerable clients. St George's Crypt joined the Tablet … Continue reading Tablet Lending at St George’s Crypt

#AdventureBegins

Adventure Begins was a collaboration project led by Inclusion North, partnered with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, 100% Digital Leeds, and the LeedsBID digital initiative, Leeds Boost. The Journey Makers Adventure Begins event took place in Leeds on 3rd July and focused on addressing the barriers to travel for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.     This … Continue reading #AdventureBegins

The Post Office and Google Digital Garage Drop-Ins

In June, during Festival of Learning week, 100% Digital Leeds partnered with Post Office Broadband and Google Digital Garage to launch the first of six free digital drop-ins around the country aimed at helping boost people’s digital skills and confidence. The Post Office and Google Digital Garage Drop-Ins took place in the cities that were revealed to … Continue reading The Post Office and Google Digital Garage Drop-Ins