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Digital Engagement

We believe that young people should be creators of technology rather than just consumers. If young people are to successfully participate in a ‘digital-by-default’ society we need to equip them with the digital skills and confidence they need to succeed.

At Nominet Trust, we're developing and supporting initiatives to help drive digital engagement and prevent young people from being left behind both socially and economically.

Digital Reach

The Basic Digital Skills UK 2017 report suggests that at least 3% (300,000) of 15-24 year olds lack basic digital skills. Our own research shows that it is these young people are also the most likely to be facing multiple forms of disadvantage.

In July 2017, Nominet Trust launched Digital Reach to engage the UK’s most digitally disadvantaged young people by harnessing the expertise of the UK’s leading youth organisations, which have longstanding and trusted relationships with the hardest-to-reach young people.

Developing six pilots with 12 organisations over nine months, Digital Reach will demonstrate how these experts are perfectly placed to steer isolated young people towards positive futures.

Find out more about Digital Reach here.


iAMDigital is a £1million Fund developed by Creative England and Nominet Trust which addresses the outcomes of the Government Digital Strategy by supporting new and established SMEs working to close the digital skills gap for young people currently excluded from our digital-by-default society. Applications for iAMDigital are open now.

BAFTA Young Games Designer

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For the third consecutive year, Nominet Trust is proud to be supporting the BAFTA Young Games Designer Competition. The initiative aims to get 10-18 year olds interested in game design and making, particularly girls and disadvantaged young people.


Wavemaker Stoke

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Nominet Trust and Comic Relief have supported the development of a digital maker space and creative innovation centre in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Wavemaker aims to stimulate the area’s start-up economy and boost employability in the region by inspiring and enabling a new generation of engineers, coders and makers.


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Founded by The Duke of York, KG and Nominet Trust, iDEA (the inspiring Digital Enterprise Award) is an award programme that supports young people to gain digital, enterprise and entrepreneurial skills.



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