Online Centres Network News Bulletin
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Thursday 29 August 2019

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Our annual digital inclusion campaign, Get Online Week, will take place from 14-20 October. Hundreds of organisations have already registered to take part, and our event packs will be landing on doorsteps soon, so if you're yet to sign up why not do it today, and make sure you don't miss out.

Keep an eye out for our Get Online Week stars appearing on our social media and in our newsletters in the coming weeks. This week, we're talking about William from Leeds, who's helping others to get online after improving his own skills.

Find out about William

There’s just over a week left to apply for a grant to help support 1,400 people to re-skill and build their digital capabilities ready for future job opportunities. If you’re an organisation that supports people with digital skills relating to work and employment, you can apply for a grant of £2,800. 

Supported by Accenture, the project is aimed at individuals aged 30-50 with low digital skills or confidence, who are interested in building digital skills for employment. The project will help deliver resources to participating Online Centres to improve their role in re-skilling local people. Applications close Friday 6 September at 5.30pm. 

Find out more and apply through our Application and Guidance document here

We’re excited to announce that our new Video Calling course will be launched soon on Learn My Way. Developed by our expert Learning Team, the course focuses on WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype and Facebook messenger, and will include: 
  • How to download and register for these video calling programs 
  • How to use each program for video calling 

We are on the lookout for volunteers to help us test this course. If you are interested in helping us, please contact our Learning Designer, Matthew Airey at

As part of our mission to help more people improve their lives through digital, our conference Digital Evolution: Happier. Healthier. Better Off. will take place on Thursday 28 November at the BT Centre in London. This year, our Chief Executive, Helen Milner will be chairing the day and talking all about how digital can help people to realise a range of positive outcomes. 

The conference will bring together organisations from communities across the UK, including network members, delivery partners and a range of others. There will also be interactive sessions and networking opportunities to help you get the best out of the event. 

It’s important to us that as many centres as possible are able to attend the conference and make the most out of the day. We are delighted to be able to offer up to 25 bursaries to cover the cost of the ticket and travel expenses.
Click here to find out more information and to apply. Applications close Friday 6th September at 5.30pm.

Register for the conference

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