Awards and incentives
Citizens Online are proud to promote and support the different awards schemes offered by our partners.
BT Internet Rangers
Internet Rangers is all about encouraging and enabling young people to share their digital skills with older generations safely and confidently.
Visit the Internet Ranges page on the BT website to see inspiring examples from previous Internet Rangers sharing what they did to pass on their IT skills to groups and individuals. Also included are free resources designed specifically to help young people to become Internet Rangers, as well as fantastic tips and classroom resources for teachers and group leaders.
Plus you’ll find details of how to apply for our Internet Ranger Awards, for schools and individuals, and the chance to win recognition and a range of great prizes.
BT Community Connections
BT Community Connections is an award scheme which offers community groups the chance to get online and help people discover the wonders of the internet. If your group helps the community access the internet and improves people’s ICT skills, you could be eligible to apply for a year’s free broadband.
The scheme supports a diverse range of community and charitable groups across the UK and is part of BT’s Get IT Together campaign.
Visit the Community Connections pages on the BT website or contact one of our Get IT Together Project Coordinators for more information.
TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards
We have helped TalkTalk run their Digital Heroes Awards since 2009. The awards aim to reward amazing individuals, nominated by their communities, who use digital technology in the most socially positive way. TalkTalk awarded £65,000 in grants to 12 regional finalists in 2011, including £10,000 to the 2011 TalkTalk Digital Hero.
The 2011 TalkTalk Digital Hero was judged to be Chris Dredger of charity Storybook Dads, a project that helps maintain the vital emotional bond between prisoners and their children by helping offenders to record bedtime stories on CD or DVD. The £10,000 grant will buy Storybook Dads new video equipment to roll the project out to more prisons, as well as helping their planned project with the Armed Forces. Learn more.
For this year’s TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards, Martha Lane Fox will announce the winner of a new Under 18 award in the ceremony slot that been used in previous years for the Race Online 2012 Award. The award is open to anyone under the age of 18, from anywhere in the country, and is separate from the overall winner and the regional Heroes.
The winner of this category will get £4,000 for a charity of their choice (excluding fee-paying schools), and a MacBook Air. All funded by TalkTalk (and if they like we can send the winner the cheque to hand over to the charity). Nominations will open, for both the usual and Under 18 category, on the website http://www.talktalk.co.uk/digitalheroes/ from 8th August. As before, it’s the only route for nominations.