National award recognises charity’s contribution to digital inclusion
Published: Jul 2nd, 2015 |
The 2015 Digital Leaders 100 list honours the highest digital achievements from across the UK’s public, private and non-profit sectors, celebrating individuals and organisations who are leveraging digital to transform the UK’s public services and its social and economic opportunities.
On 25th June 2015, digital innovators from the public, private and non-profit sectors attended a glamourous awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel.
The evening featured keynote speeches from Rachel Neaman, Chair of Digital Leaders and CEO of GO On UK, and Mike Bracken, Executive Director of Digital and Chief Data Officer for the UK Government.
The Best Digital Inclusion Product or Service award recognises the achievements in digital inclusion that Citizens Online has accomplished. Citizens Online has helped to develop digital delivery partnerships across the UK with local councils, housing associations, JobCentre Plus, corporates, and the community and voluntary sector.
Citizens Onlines long term partnership with BT running the Get IT Together Programme has been a huge success, not just helping over 20,000 people to gain digital skills but also demonstrate a social value to those new internet users of £1,064.
Chief Executive, John Fisher, and Emily Harper, Head of Research and Programme Manager accepted the award on behalf of Citizens Online.
John commented: “We are honoured to have received this award and I would like to thank the entire Citizens Online team for their tireless dedication to digital inclusion.”
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About Citizens Online
Citizens Online is a national charity that believes participation in the digital world is a fundamental part of modern life. It is our aim to ensure that the benefits of digital technologies can be enjoyed and shared by everybody, so that our society may become more inclusive and just. Further information is available at www.citizensonline.org.uk