Citizens Online News

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 […]


Internet class helps Jack get online

Published: May 23rd, 2016 | Author: Laura Simpson

At a time when the UK is moving to ‘digital by default’, over 12 million people still lack basic digital skills¹. One Digital is a unique collaboration between six diverse organisations to create a sustainable and far reaching digital inclusion solution. Age UK, the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations, Citizens Online and Digital Unite with […]


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 […]


1,400 DIGITAL CHAMPIONS TO BRING THE BENEFITS OF BEING ONLINE TO THOUSANDS

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 […]