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Thursday 11 July 2019

Hello <<First Name>>

I’m delighted to announce that on Monday 15 July applications for our Everyone Thrives Online fund in partnership with will open.

The 'Everyone Thrives Online' programme aims to help adults achieve positive life and work outcomes, particularly around employment, by supporting them to understand how digital skills can change their life, giving them the practical skills and knowledge to build their confidence to do so. 

We’re seeking Online Centres who currently support unemployed, socially excluded learners, or those who run small businesses, to deliver projects that help people progress in their career to realise positive life and work outcomes through a programme of tailored support with digital skills. 

If you’re interested in applying for grant funding, please read the following guidance. Applications will open at 9am on Monday 15 July 2019 and close at 5pm on Friday 26 July 2019 via the Online Centres Network website

Best wishes
Helen Milner OBE

Chief Executive
Good Things 


Get Online Week registration coming soon


Get Online Week 2019 is coming! From 14-20 October, thousands of events will take place across the UK and Australia, helping people to get more out of life online - and you can get involved.

We’re pleased to announce that from next week you’ll be able to register as an event holder and order your free Get Online Week marketing pack.

To be the first to know about upcoming Get Online Week news, sign up for our official Get Online Week newsletter.

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Our learning team has been working on the next release of courses for Learn My Way - and this time it's Office programmes. Thank you to everyone who got involved in sharing your experiences of helping learners to create documents, use spreadsheets and create presentations.

You’ll be able to see the brand new subject on Learn My Way at the end of this week so make sure you’re keeping an eye on our
Twitter page to find out when they’ll be available.

Free 6 month Locality membership exclusively for members of the Online Centres Network


Locality and Good Things Foundation are working in partnership to help you get the support you need to be strong and successful. Locality supports community organisations to be strong and successful so that communities can thrive. They’re now offering all England-based Online Centres Network members an exclusive new six-month membership to Locality – free of charge!

We know lots of you have already signed up, but if not you can join now for access to exclusive events, resources and peer support on issues such as governance, business planning, ownership and management of assets, marketing and communication.

(*a community organisation is an independent, locally led, not-for-profit organisation and must be based in England). 

Apply for your free 6 month Locality membership
Webinar: Increasing your financial sustainability with Emily Brett Tuesday 16 July, 12:30 -1:25pm.

Good Things Foundation is running a three-year programme called Widening Digital Participation funded by NHS Digital. The programme aims to reduce digital exclusion in the UK, and to ensure people have the skills they need to access relevant health information and services online.

The project will run for 6 months from September 2019 - February 2020 and Online Centres can apply for funding of £5,000 to support people in their communities .

To read the
full guidance document and to apply, visit the Online Centres Network website.

Power Up fund: helping you upskill your learners   


Good Things Foundation is managing the Power Up Fund with the financial support of J.P.Morgan.

Applications are now open for organisations who have a delivery presence in either Bournemouth, East London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the knowledge and skills to deliver in one or more of the localities.

Funding of between £50-000 - £150,000 is available to help you to give people a digital lift - for their business, their finances, their skills or their career. Check if you are eligible to apply by reading our Applicants Guidance.

The fund is focussed on three key themes:

  • The Power Up Fund is looking to fund projects with a focus on Jobs and Skills: for people on low incomes, to support them gain employment, or progress within employment.
  • The Power Up Fund is looking to fund projects with a focus on Financial Health: for people who are managing money on low incomes, to enable them to stabilise and maximise their incomes.
  • The Power Up Fund is looking to fund projects with a focus on Small Businesses: supporting sole traders or owners of micro-businesses to apply and adopt appropriate digital technologies to enable them to sustain and grow their businesses.

The fund is open until midnight on Wednesday 31st July 2019, so apply now.

For full eligibility criteria and to apply, visit the Power Up website
Webinar: City and Guilds Online Basics assessment with Kevin Maye. Thursday 5 September 11am - 11pm

House of Memories - a project created in 2012 by Liverpool Museum - aims to help professionals and family carers with innovative and unique resources which are inspired by museum collections.

The My House of Memories App allows families and friends to both explore objects from the past and to share memories with each other. It has been designed for people living with dementia and their carers.

For more information and to download the app, visit the
house of memories website.

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