Join the Salford Network

About

Good Things Foundation is working with Salford City Council on a landmark digital inclusion project across the city to help the most disadvantaged residents gain the confidence and capability to become independent users of computers and the internet.

The programme will work with Salford-based community organisations to support 7,800 Salford residents over two years, 80% of whom must be facing social exclusion. Residents will be engaged in digital through local community settings and helped to develop basic digital skills and confidence.

The programme will also have a strong focus on sustainability. Both we and Salford City Council want community organisations to have the skills, capacity and resource to be able to build digital inclusion into their day-to-day mission and to continue helping residents after the programme has ended.

If you become a member of the Salford network you’ll receive an excellent range of benefits which have been developed in line with feedback from community centres based in Salford. Now, we’re delighted to say that you can sign up to join the Salford network and we’d love to welcome you on board.

Throughout this programme we want to work with organisations like yours to make sure you have the resource, skills, capacity and ongoing support you need to help disadvantaged people improve their digital skills.

Benefits

If you become part of our network, you’ll receive so many great benefits that will help you to effectively and confidently deliver digital skills training throughout the project and beyond.

Your exclusive package of support includes:

  • A ‘pool’ of volunteers that will be assigned to your centre
  • A pack of resources and collateral to recruit beneficiaries, such as posters and leaflets
  • Access to learning resources including the online learning platform Learn My Way, alongside bespoke downloadable resources such as lesson plans and guides
  • Access to a variety of training
  • Active profile-raising and PR around the network, including your organisation, across the Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Opportunities to connect with other organisations across Salford
  • All the benefits of being a part of the Online Centres Network
  • We’ll also link in opportunities for funding and schemes to take advantage of.

We'll provide all this support free of charge and all we ask is that you use our quick and easy reporting tool to let us know how many people you help.

You’ll be well supported throughout the whole project by your dedicated ‘Digital Inclusion Ambassador’. She’ll be on-hand to coordinate all of these opportunities and will be your main point of contact.

Join the Network

To join our project, you must be a member of the Online Centres Network. You can get the ball rolling on the registration process by logging in or creating an account here and completing the form on this page. Once you’ve joined and your registration is complete, please contact our Network Specialist Marguerite on 0114 349 1666 or drop her an email on marguerite@goodthingsfoundation.org stating that you’d like to take part in the Salford project.

If you’re already a member of the network, please get in touch with Marguerite to let her know that you’d like to get on board.​

The Salford Network