The Good Things Foundation team runs two national campaigns each year to focus attention on those without digital skills and to promote digital inclusion. 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 and excuse 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 takes place across two weeks at the start of Spring and is a celebration of the benefits of both being online and the joys of learning something new.

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

A big part of this next campaign will be focussing on skills for work. That could mean people gaining basic skills so they can search and apply for work online, it could be developing new skills to improve their position in work, or it could be about introducing people to online resources that can help support small businesses and sole traders.

The registration form for the campaign will open early in the New Year, so keep an eye out in the first week of 2017, and we’ll be getting these packs out to you shortly afterwards!

Come back soon for lots more information about Be Online 2017.