Citizens Online News

Community Fibre Partnerships- Grant scheme for schools

Published: Oct 12th, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

Technology is shaping the modern world, from creating more engaged citizens through to driving global growth and finding solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges. That’s why BT has made a long term commitment to build a culture of tech literacy in the UK – starting with the next generation. For information about the scheme […]


Digital Gwynedd Newsletter

Published: Oct 3rd, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

Find out how Digital Gwynedd team has been helping people to get online Download the Digital Gwynedd newsletter    


Natalie helps learner to navigate the benefits system

Published: Sep 13th, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

Mae Natalie yn Aseswr Porth Maes gyda CAB (Cyngor ar Bopeth). Yn ogystal, mae’n hyrwyddwr digidol gyda Gwynedd Ddigidol ac am helpu pobl sydd angen cyngor budd-daliadau neu i ddefnyddio’r rhyngrwyd. Un o gleientau Natalie yw Gwennan, mam sengl plentyn anabl a ddaeth i weld Natalie yn uned symudol CAB. Roedd Gwennan eisoes wedi gwneud […]


Digital Champion Dan helps learners get online

Published: Sep 9th, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

Digital Champion, Dan shares his experiences of helping people to get online. Please click here to view the video


Rachel gets online with Digital Highland

Published: Sep 9th, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

Rachel from the Highland Council discusses the benefits of being a digital champion. Please click here to view the video      


Building your community fibre network

Published: Aug 3rd, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

As part of the Community Fibre Partnership scheme, BT has made £2m available via a grant for Community Fibre Partnerships that could benefit their local school. This enables communities in the final 5% of the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans to apply for a grant of up to £20,000 toward the cost […]


One Digital – the “poster child for collective impact”!

Published: Jun 2nd, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

Collaboration, not competition – that was the overriding theme at the One Digital stakeholder event in London on Wednesday 25 May 2016. Around 60 people from a wide range of organisations attended to hear the latest from One Digital, a national digital inclusion programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The programme is helping thousands […]


One Digital and its Programme Director chosen as Digital Leader finalists

Published: Apr 11th, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

One Digital has been successfully chosen as a finalist for this year’s Digital Leaders 100 list in the category, Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year along with its Programme Director, Emma Weston, in the category Digital Leader of the Year. The Digital Leaders 100 (DL100) is a national programme that recognises individuals and organisations who demonstrate […]


Evaluation of Hyde’s Getting Online programme finds 80% of learners remain online

Published: Sep 8th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

An evaluation of Hyde’s Getting Online programme, published today, has found that over 80% of participants surveyed after training remain regular internet users. Citizens Online’s report showed that one-to-one home tutoring and support in the community provided by Digital Champions were well received by learners, with 98% and 81% respectively rating their training as good […]


National award recognises charity’s contribution to digital inclusion

Published: Jul 2nd, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

Citizens Online is thrilled to have won the Best Digital Inclusion Product or Service award at the recent Digital Leader 100 Awards. 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 […]