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Nominet Trust launches innovative initiative to engage the UK’s most digitally disadvantaged young people

06 July 2017, London – Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, is proud to announce the launch of its Digital Reach programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UK’s efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.

By harnessing the expertise of the UK’s leading youth organisations, which have longstanding and trusted relationships with the most marginalised young people, Digital Reach will demonstrate how they are perfectly placed to steer isolated young people towards positive futures.

The Basic Digital Skills UK 2017 report suggests that, despite an overall increase in the number of UK adults who have gained basic digital skills, at least 3% (300,000) of those aged 15-24 are still being left behind. Nominet Trust’s own research indicates that it is this group that is the most likely to be facing multiple forms of disadvantage. Digital Reach has been created to respond to this national challenge by reimagining digital skills delivery to the hardest-to-reach young people in our society.

With Nominet Trust’s funding and support, Digital Reach will be implemented through a consortium of delivery partners, all renowned for their work with disadvantaged young people. The programme will initially aim to engage with 4,000 of those on the wrong side of the digital divide; the effectiveness of models to scale will also be evaluated, allowing more young people to be reached.06 July 2017, London – Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, is proud to announce the launch of its Digital Reach programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UK’s efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. By harnessing the expertise of the UK’s leading youth organisations, which have longstanding and trusted relationships with the most marginalised young people, Digital Reach will demonstrate how they are perfectly placed to steer isolated young people towards positive futures. The Basic Digital Skills UK 2017 report suggests that, despite an overall increase in the number of UK adults who have gained basic digital skills, at least 3% (300,000) of those aged 15-24 are still being left behind. Nominet Trust’s own research indicates that it is this group that is the most likely to be facing multiple forms of disadvantage. Digital Reach has been created to respond to this national challenge by reimagining digital skills delivery to the hardest-to-reach young people in our society. With Nominet Trust’s funding and support, Digital Reach will be implemented through a consortium of delivery partners, all renowned for their work with disadvantaged young people. The programme will initially aim to engage with 4,000 of those on the wrong side of the digital divide; the effectiveness of models to scale will also be evaluated, allowing more young people to be reached.
06 July 2017, London – Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, is proud to announce the launch of its Digital Reach programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UK’s efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.

By harnessing the expertise of the UK’s leading youth organisations, which have longstanding and trusted relationships with the most marginalised young people, Digital Reach will demonstrate how they are perfectly placed to steer isolated young people towards positive futures.

The Basic Digital Skills UK 2017 report suggests that, despite an overall increase in the number of UK adults who have gained basic digital skills, at least 3% (300,000) of those aged 15-24 are still being left behind. Nominet Trust’s own research indicates that it is this group that is the most likely to be facing multiple forms of disadvantage. Digital Reach has been created to respond to this national challenge by reimagining digital skills delivery to the hardest-to-reach young people in our society.

With Nominet Trust’s funding and support, Digital Reach will be implemented through a consortium of delivery partners, all renowned for their work with disadvantaged young people. The programme will initially aim to engage with 4,000 of those on the wrong side of the digital divide; the effectiveness of models to scale will also be evaluated, allowing more young people to be reached.06 July 2017, London – Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, is proud to announce the launch of its Digital Reach programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UK’s efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people. By harnessing the expertise of the UK’s leading youth organisations, which have longstanding and trusted relationships with the most marginalised young people, Digital Reach will demonstrate how they are perfectly placed to steer isolated young people towards positive futures. The Basic Digital Skills UK 2017 report suggests that, despite an overall increase in the number of UK adults who have gained basic digital skills, at least 3% (300,000) of those aged 15-24 are still being left behind. Nominet Trust’s own research indicates that it is this group that is the most likely to be facing multiple forms of disadvantage. Digital Reach has been created to respond to this national challenge by reimagining digital skills delivery to the hardest-to-reach young people in our society. With Nominet Trust’s funding and support, Digital Reach will be implemented through a consortium of delivery partners, all renowned for their work with disadvantaged young people. The programme will initially aim to engage with 4,000 of those on the wrong side of the digital divide; the effectiveness of models to scale will also be evaluated, allowing more young people to be reached.

06 July 2017, London – Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, is proud to announce the launch of its Digital Reach programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UK’s efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UK’s most disadvantaged young people.

By harnessing the expertise of the UK’s leading youth organisations, which have longstanding and trusted relationships with the most marginalised young people, Digital Reach will demonstrate how they are perfectly placed to steer isolated young people towards positive futures.

The Basic Digital Skills UK 2017 report suggests that, despite an overall increase in the number of UK adults who have gained basic digital skills, at least 3% (300,000) of those aged 15-24 are still being left behind. Nominet Trust’s own research indicates that it is this group that is the most likely to be facing multiple forms of disadvantage. Digital Reach has been created to respond to this national challenge by reimagining digital skills delivery to the hardest-to-reach young people in our society.

With Nominet Trust’s funding and support, Digital Reach will be implemented through a consortium of delivery partners, all renowned for their work with disadvantaged young people. The programme will initially aim to engage with 4,000 of those on the wrong side of the digital divide; the effectiveness of models to scale will also be evaluated, allowing more young people to be reached.

Read the full announcement here.

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