DevicesDotNow is a project aiming to connect the unconnected. It is led by FutureDotNow and supported by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. There are a number of national partners, including Good Things Foundation.

We aim to support the 1.9 million offline households in the UK by supplying devices and connectivity. During the COVID-19 crisis this equipment will enable them to:

  • access accurate health information online,
  • interact with medical support,
  • use essential services,
  • stay socially connected.

FutureDotNow has secured donations of new equipment from industry partners. Good Things Foundation will ensure its safe transfer to the hyperlocal community, through the Online Centres Network.
Community partners or the ‘centres’, are critical to the success of DevicesDotNow. As trusted partners in the community, you are invited to collaborate in this programme. If you want to take part, your role includes:

  • receiving the device
  • set up the device with key links and resources,
  • distributing the device, usually on foot, to known excluded people in your community,
  • helping the recipient to set it up and continue to use it throughout the lockdown period and beyond.

We are delighted so many community organisations continue to provide services and support, despite closing their doors. Thank you, as always, for your dedication to digital inclusion.