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Thursday 12 November 2020

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An update from Good Things Foundation CEO - Helen Milner

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remote delivery resources 

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BT Virtual Volunteering opportunity can support your organisation

Talk Money Week - Nobody In The Dark lights up London and Bristol

We’re delighted to share that Good Things Foundation has partnered with Mastercard, Joseph Roundtree Foundation, Clean Slate, APLE Collective and spoken word poet Hussain Manawer, to ‘Leave Nobody In The Dark’ and shine a light on the millions of people who are still in the dark about their digital finances. 

This week is Talk Money Week; an annual awareness week which aims to get the nation talking about money and promote financial wellbeing across the UK. To kickstart the campaign, Mastercard has lit up buildings in London and Bristol for 19 minutes and 40 seconds to represent the 19.4 million people in the UK who are unprepared for the economic downturn which will follow the pandemic.

 The Leave Nobody in The Dark campaign provides 1-2-1 support, access to devices and a digital hub to give guidance. The hub provides handy hints and tips from us and Quids in! Magazine. 

Whether your learners are worried about staying safe online, need help organising their finances, or if lockdown has particularly impacted their financial situation, the Nobody in the Dark hub is there to help.

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Hafsha Shaikh - Director, Smartlyte

We understand running online sessions might not be as straight forward as face to face tutoring, so we’ve made things a little easier by providing you with lots of useful guides, checklists and top tips for delivery, learning guides for our most popular courses, plus lots more, through our
Remote Delivery Resources page. As always, if you need our help or if you have any resources that you think could benefit our community partners, then please get in touch with us at

Initial Assessments Retiring 

For more than ten years, thousands of learners have used the initial assessments for maths and English on Learn My Way to start their learning journey in these areas. Unfortunately, Adobe Flash player, the software that makes the assessments possible, is being withdrawn at the end of this year. This means we’ll no longer be able to provide the assessments.  

While a range of commercial services provide initial assessment we are not currently aware of any alternative free to use options. Please do let us know if you hear about any alternatives and we can share these with the network. 

NEW WEBINAR: Using Learn My Way to Support Learners Remotely

Brevio is a new grant portal that makes the process of applying for grants a lot easier. The portal automates the steps in grant applications, enabling organisations to spend more time on making sure their funding application has the best possible chance before submission. The platform matches funders and charities based on the impact they both want to achieve. Find out more about how the portal can benefit your organisation

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