Campaigns

The Good Things Foundation team runs national campaigns to focus attention on those without digital skills, to promote digital inclusion, and to raise awareness of the issues around social inclusion on which we focus. These campaigns provide the Online Centres Network with the opportunity and resources to highlight the work they do and the services they provide at a local level. It's also a way to celebrate year-round hard work, reach new people and develop partnerships with other local organisations.

Get Online Week

Get Online Week - the UK’s largest digital inclusion campaign - takes place each October and is coordinated and delivered by Good Things Foundation
 
Get Online Week was established in October 2007 when what was then UK online centres chose to bring digital inclusion to national attention. Since then the campaign has grown into a week-long annual celebration, with thousands of events taking place each year in centres and more unusual locations, bringing digital skills and know-how to everyone.

Get Online Week 2016 took place on 17-23 October and was our 10th annual Get Online campaign. Sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group, it saw more than 1,000 organisations - many of them members of the Online Centres Network - hold more than 5,000 events. These events reached more than 85,000 new people with messages about the difference using the internet could make to their life.

Find out more about Get Online Week.

Be Online

A little sibling to Get Online Week, the Be Online campaign took place across two weeks at the start of Spring in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and was a celebration of the benefits of both being online and the joys of learning something new.

Be Online 2017 took place from Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March and encouraged members of the Online Centres Network, and other local organisations to hold events helping people to make the most of the internet - saying ‘For a new job, new skills or for your business - Be Online.'

We'll be 'resting' Be Online in 2018.

Not only will this make room for more campaigning on the social inclusion issues about which Good Things Foundation is passionate, we also hope it reinforces the excitement around Get Online Week as the UK's largest and foremost digital inclusion campaign.