Community Digital Skills Pathway

Good Things Foundation is delighted to be working in the North of Tyne, West Midlands and Greater Manchester delivering three Digital Skills Pathway Projects, funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

  • Breaking Digital Barriers - Greater Manchester
  • Breaking Barriers Through Digital Skills - North of Tyne
  • Digital Future - West Midlands

We have recruited around 30 organisations per area to develop and test a scalable digital skills and support pathway working across the community sector and the FE/Adult Education sector.

About the Community Renewal fund

The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business, and supporting people into employment. For more information, visit


Organisations considering applying for the Community Digital Skills Pathway Fund need to become members of the Online Centres Network if they aren’t already. Online Centres Network membership is completely free, and comes with a wide range of benefits, including being able to apply for funding opportunities such as this one through our website.

Organisations who aren’t part of the network yet need to complete the ‘join the network’ form on the Online Centres Network. You can find more information on joining the network on our website here.

To be eligible to apply organisations must be a registered member of the Online Centres Network and be based in one of the following locations:
Greater Manchester Combined Authority

  • Bolton
  • Manchester
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale

North of Tyne Combined Authority

  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Northumberland
  • North Tyneside

West Midlands Combined Authority

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Sandwell
  • Wolverhampton
  • Walsall

Resources and information documents

Introduction documents (Round 2 North of Tyne, March 2022)

Project partners

Greater Manchester Combined Authority West Midlands Combined Authority UK Government