Current Funded Projects

Current Funding

For more information about current funding opportunities please visit our funding opportunities page

English My Way Year 3 Funding

Since April 2014, Good Things Foundation has been working in partnership with The British Council and BBC Learning English to deliver English My Way, a fresh approach to English Language Learning. The programme has been funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government through their community-based English language competition. 


The third year of the English My Way programme focuses primarily on targeting isolated groups of women with no or low levels of English to better integrate with their local communities. All content, along with further information about English My Way - is freely available at

Find out more about the origins of the project, resources and delivery from The British Council here

English My Way Training Grants

Good Things Foundation are committed to the development of our Online Centres Network and we are continuing to support training opportunities that are relevant to the running of centres and delivery of our digital and community inclusion projects.

We are delighted to offer centres, who are funded through year 3 of the English My Way project, the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £1,500 to cover the cost of an accredited training course, or funding for units towards an accredited course, for volunteers and paid employees. 

To find out more and apply please click here

The year three programme runs from August 2016 - March 2017.

Please see the below information to help you with the delivery of your programme. 

Which centres are funded for 16/17?

Future Digital Inclusion Funding

Future Digital Inclusion is a programme managed by Good Things Foundation, which has been funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Its aim is to help 1 million digitally and socially excluded people to improve their digital skills over a five-year period, starting way back in 2014. 

There is a particular focus on unemployed people and people with low-skills, as well as disabled people and people with learning difficulties. 

We’re currently in year three of the programme which runs from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, with the possibility of funding being extended for each subsequent year. 

Please note that this funding is not guaranteed.

Please see the below information to help you with the delivery of your programme. 

Which centres are funded for 2016-17?

Google Digital Garage Funding

Good Things Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Google to help 10,000 businesses (primarily sole traders and owners.employees of micro businesses) and individuals to improve their digital skills during 2016/17. 

Digital capability remains a big issue for small businesses in the UK. Better digital skills can save time and increase turnover. Recognising this, Google has developed a package of online learning to help businesses improve their digital capability - the Google Digital Garage. 

So far, Google Digital Garage has helped thousands of businesses to do more with digital. Building on this good progress, Good Things Foundation and Google are now working together to ensure that Google Digital Garage resources can reach deeper into the population of businesses with the lowest digital skills. It’s an exciting project that provides the opportunity to boost local economies by helping businesses use digital better. 

Please see the below information to help you with the delivery of the programme. 

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Digital Garage A5 leaflet - double sided Digital Garage A4 poster
Digital Garage Session Plans Chamber of Commerce/LEP Approach Letter

(MAS) Financial Inclusion Project

Money Advice Service (MAS) Financial Inclusion Project Working in partnership with Toynbee Hall and the University of Sheffield, Good Things Foundation (funded by the Money Advice Service) are undertaking a research project that aims to support 720 individuals to improve their financial capability during 2017.

The project seeks to test the following question: The ability to transact online can reduce the poverty premium. Are individuals receiving financial capability support better able to transact online if they are also supported to undertake a live transaction online?

This will be tested by comparing the outcomes of two different financial capability interventions, which over the course of the project will be delivered to 720 participants, by 18 Online Centres. The project targets the ‘struggling’ segment of the working-age population identified by the Money Advice Service in its analysis for the UK Financial Capability Strategy.

Project partner and financial capability experts Toynbee Hall are designing the learning materials for the interventions, whilst project partner University of Sheffield are providing research expertise and statistical analysis support.

Please see the below information to help you with the delivery of the programme. (This will be updated regularly throughout the life of the project.)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our support team. Give us a call on 0114 349 1666 or email