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Thursday 13 December 2018

Hello <<First Name>>

It’s been a jam-packed year for our training programme with many of you attending our webinars. ‘Supporting digitally excluded clients with Universal Credit claims’ is just one of the many webinars we'll be running in January. In this webinar, Online Centre Golden Opportunity Skills and Development (GOSAD) in Southall, will look at the challenges of managing Universal Credit requirements for those with limited or no digital skills.

If you want to sign up for next year’s sessions and plan in advance, all of the above webinars are now available on the Online Centres Network website Training section.

If you attended a webinar this year - or maybe you didn’t but would like to suggest one that you‘d like our team to run next year - please do complete our training survey and help shape our training offer for 2019.

The deadline for responses is Friday 4 January 2019. All replies will be entered into a prize draw and the winning centre will be given a £25 Amazon voucher.

Best wishes
Helen Milner OBE

Chief Executive
Good Things 


Join us at our Welsh Learn My Way event in Wales


On Wednesday 23 January, we’re hosting a free event in Cardiff to discuss using Learn My Way to teach digital skills in Welsh communities and our plans for the Online Centres Network across the country.

Good Things Foundation has been working with the Welsh Government to create a Welsh language version of Learn My Way - our flagship learning platform - designed to help people learn digital skills. Twenty of our courses on Learn My Way have been translated and we plan to release more in the future - including brand new Safety and Security content in the New Year!

Welsh Learn My Way - an Online centres network event. Wednesday 23 January 2019, 10am - 3pm. Agenda: online centres network presentation, welsh marketing packs and our future plans showcase, complimentary networking lunch. Two workshops: learn my way best practice - led by our learning Team. How can we better support Online Centres in Wales? Sign up today.

This event will take place between 10am and 3pm at the Riverside Warehouse Hall, and we’re hoping to meet as many Wales-based Online Centres and community organisations based in Wales as possible. 

For more information, to book your free ticket and to see the full agenda - please visit our Eventbrite page.


We like to keep you up to date with any opportunities that we think would benefit your Online Centre. This week we’re sharing a quick and easy way for you to find funding opportunities. Funding Central is a brilliant resource which lists thousands of funding opportunities for voluntary, community organisations and social enterprises registered in England.

Benefits include:
• a handy search tool where you can tailor your searches by keyword or funder
• funding listings that are easy to read and user-friendly.

Find out more about Funding Central and their subscription prices - which are tailored to your organisation's income - on the 
Funding Central website.

Voicebox Cafés celebration event at the House of Lords


Last Monday we held a celebration of our Voicebox Cafés project at the House of Lords. It was an amazing day and brought together centres from across the country with a shared passion for empowering women.


As part of this event, we asked centres funded by the project to send in videos showing the progress of the project and the difference it’s made to women in their local community. These videos will also help reach other women who may want to learn about how to have their say.

Calling all organisations in Stockport! Grants of £1.500 are now available for organisations that join our DigiKnow network. Join now.

Are you attending or hosting a tech event in the next couple of months? Would you like to? Then this grant could help you! 

doteveryone is running a grants programme for Fairer Tech Events, providing three grants of up to £500 to help make it easier for people who are often excluded from tech events to be able to attend, speak at them and help run them.

For more information and eligibility criteria visit the 
doteveryone website.

Workshop reminder - Office programmes session 


Learn My Way is designed with the people you support in mind, and because of what you told us, we’re developing courses related to office and admin packages such as Microsoft Office and the G Suite from Google.

Thanks to everyone who attended our co-creation webinar on Tuesday - it was great to hear your thoughts! We’re running a workshop in Birmingham in January to help us to design these new resources and we’d love to have the input of as many more of you as possible.

Location: Oasis Hub Hobmoor, Birmingham
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2019, 11 am.

For more information and to attend this session - complete our sign up form.

Course of the week. Introduction to internet safety. Help learners stay safe with this Learn My Way course: learn how keep your personal data safe, discover how to identify trustworthy websites when searching the web.
We’ll be closed for the holidays from Friday 21 December until Wednesday 2nd January. If you have any queries, make sure to contact your network specialist before this date.

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