Thursday 17 September 2020
Hello <<First Name>>
I’m excited to announce that we are launching our new ‘Blueprint for a 100% digitally included UK’. In late 2018 we shared our first Blueprint with our funders and yourselves, our community partners. A lot has happened since then, politically and socially, including of course the pandemic and lockdown measures. But the need for a 100% digitally included nation is more prevalent than ever before.
Nine million people who struggle to use the internet by themselves on a daily basis are still being left out - and now is the time to work together to fix the digital divide. We’re calling for £130m to be invested across 4 years in a Great Digital Catch Up, which will allow 4.5 million people to be happier, healthier and better off.
We think internet access should be treated as an essential utility, such as electricity, and the lockdown has demonstrated that we rely on it in many different aspects of our lives. Please do take a read of our new Blueprint to learn about these and other policy solutions we believe will help create a world where everyone benefits from digital. Let us know what you think, and of course, do help us spread the word via your contacts and on social media (we’ve created a toolkit to help you do this).
Helen Milner and the Good Things Foundation team