We have ambitious plans to continue to grow our organisation over the next five years to increase our impact and to reach even more people. Here’s just a glimpse into just some of the exciting things already underway.

 

Updates to Learn My Way

We’re working on the next phase of our hugely successful open learning platform, to help even more people with no or low digital skills get online.


“At Tinder Foundation we value excellent teaching and learning, and that’s why we’re keen to provide the best learning experience for everyone through Learn My Way. The new version will be enriched with courses and tools designed to support absolutely everyone to get online.”

James Speake, Head of Digital

Community How To

The future looks bright for our Community How To website. With over 57,000 visits in 2014-15, the website has become a destination for community groups and charities to discover new online tools.

This year we plan to expand it further by offering training and online guides on how charities can further develop their digital skills, from using social media to talk to their communities, to building better websites on a budget.

With 58% of UK charities without basic digital skills, Community How To will be a source of vital information, providing a jumping off point for community groups to do more online, wherever they are on their digital journey.

Raising awareness

Planning for Get Online Week 2015 (12-16 October) is in full swing. We’ll be sharing some powerful stories of people that have transformed their lives through digital, and highlighting the great work of the UK online centres network to reach out to everyone, no matter their ability, background, location or income, so they have the chance to access the benefits of being online. The next Get Online Week, and Be Online 2016, are set to continue our success, helping tens of thousands of people to improve their lives by using the internet.



NEWPARTNERSHIPS

Developing strategic and long-lasting partnerships, as well as seeking out new funding opportunities, enables Tinder Foundation to reach and help even more people. Here’s a taster of some of the new projects we’re working on for 2015 and beyond.

This is for everyone – Public Libraries 2020

A new project, part of the Public Libraries 2020 scheme – run by the Reading and Writing Foundation, will see Tinder Foundation embark on a new direction as we aim to raise the profile on both a national and European level for the important role libraries play in communities to tackle digital inclusion.

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We’re really excited to be able to shout about this vital work that libraries do, and we will be working to get libraries noticed by politicians so they receive further support to continue delivering. On a European level, we will be promoting the roles of libraries to European MEPs, and we will be working closely with our friends at Telecentres Europe to do this.

Lloyds Banking Group Commits to 20,000 Digital Champions

Tinder Foundation is delighted to be supporting Lloyds Banking Group with its Help Britain Prosper strategy, with a huge commitment from the Group to support 20,000 members of staff to become Digital Champions – improving their own digital skills and helping others – by 2017.

The Group’s Digital Champions will spread across the organisation, with the aim of training the first 7,000 members of staff across local Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches by the end of 2015.


“Tinder Foundation is a purposeful organisation, proactively championing partnerships that deliver improved reach.”

Liz Williams. Head of Global Education, Strategy & Partnerships, BT


And finally…

Meet Adam Micklethwaite, Tinder Foundation’s new Director of Business and Innovation.

 


 

THANKS TO ALL OUR PARTNERS, BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL, WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US OVER THE PAST YEAR – WE COULDN’T HAVE ACHIEVED SO MUCH WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR WOULD LIKE FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE get in touch.