Barnsley residents helped to get online
Residents and community groups in Barnsley and the surrounding area that are new to the Internet and information technology (IT) are being offered support to find out how this technology can benefit their lives.
A new three-year project, managed by national charity Citizens Online, is using technology to help communities’ such as ones in Barnsley counter social disadvantage. The project is part of the Totally Online Barnsley programme and funded by Nominet Trust, Barnsley Council and the Barnsley Association of Community Partnerships, with support from BT as part of the Get IT Together programme.
The project launch coincides with Go-On Barnsley, which is a one month blitz campaign to get Barnsley people online. The Go On campaign is designed to help people understand the benefits they can get from the internet and give them more confidence to use it. A range of events and activities will be taking place in Barnsley throughout November.