Citizens Online News

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 […]

Find out about how our 4 projects are part of One Digital

Published: Feb 11th, 2016 | Author: Emily Harper

A new, collaborative programme to train hundreds of Digital Champions to help thousands of people across the UK to get online has been officially launched today (11 February 2016). Age UK, the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations, Citizens Online and Digital Unite with its partners Affinity Sutton and AbilityNet have joined forces to develop the […]

One Digital – new collaboration to inspire hundreds of Digital Champions to get thousands of people online

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

A new, collaborative programme to train hundreds of Digital Champions to help thousands of people across the UK to get online has been officially launched today (11 February 2016). At a time when the UK is moving to ‘digital by default’ but over 12 million people lack basic digital skills¹, One Digital is a unique […]


Published: Sep 9th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

A new initiative to create hundreds of ‘digital champions’ who will help more than 9,500 people develop basic digital skills is being launched following £2 million investment of funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The test-and-learn initiative aims to recruit more than 1,400 digital champions within disability, youth and support organisations who will engage with […]

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 […]

Hotspots – news from our Highlands and Islands projects – June 2015

Published: Jul 6th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

Hotspots is a monthly publication keeping you up-to-date with all of the news from our Highlands projects. Please click here to view the report:HotSpots June 2015 newsletter

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 […]

TalkTalk’s annual search to find Britain’s next Digital Heroes is back!

Published: Jun 16th, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

The search for extraordinary people who harness technology to make life better starts today – and Britain’s next TalkTalk Digital Hero could be YOU. The awards celebrate small-scale projects having a BIG impact on others thanks to the powerful combination of technology, hard work and passion. Digital Heroes are the inspirational individuals bringing people together, offering […]

Volunteers required for Gwynedd digital inclusion project

Published: May 21st, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

National digital inclusion project, Citizens Online is looking for new volunteers to support their project in Gwynedd. We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people to help local learners to learn about computers and how to get online. Citizens Online is setting up free weekly IT drop in sessions in Caernarfon, Dolgellau and Pwllheli to […]

Citizens Online publishes final Get IT Together report

Published: May 21st, 2015 | Author: Laura Simpson

Citizens Online has published the final Get IT Together report. The report highlights the successes of the programme and includes a comprehensive evaluation of the benefits of being online for individuals – for example, finding employment; reducing social isolation and having more confidence. The programme has been structured to ensure there is a lasting legacy […]