How a successful youth-led pilot project from IARS has led to the national roll-out of a digital project challenging Government policy on key issues affecting young people.
Addressing pivotal challenges Following a successful pilot blog project in London, Nominet Trust is funding the roll-out on a national scale of a youth-led research, campaign and digital participation programme to influence Government change on issues affecting young people.
YouthNet is using digital technology to help expert support organisations reach out to the UK’s most vulnerable homeless young people.
‘Hidden homeless’ Every year, 80,000 young people in the UK experience homelessness. But there are many more ‘hidden homeless’ individuals, who don’t recognise themselves as vulnerable because they ‘sofa surf’ or stay in hostels. These young people are particularly hard to reach out to.
Genuine scientific studies What does it take to inspire a new generation of scientists? The Open University nQuire project is aiming to do just that by inviting young people to take part in real-life scientific practice via an online open science laboratory.
Social investor Nominet Trust today announced the approval of funding for eleven ambitious technology ventures that demonstrate the potential to achieve significant social change. The investment, which totals over £1million, is a testament of the Trust’s continued commitment to championing digital technology for social good.
All of the projects which are to be awarded funding have a bold vision and a deep understanding of how technology can be used to address social challenges, such as youth unemployment or social care provision.
There are 7.4 million people in the UK who have never used the internet of which 5.2million are aged over 65. There are over 18,000 care homes in England with nearly 40,000 older residents. We do not currently have an accurate figure about how many care home residents have access to the internet.
Nesta, Nominet Trust and Mozilla announce backing for seven projects to spark a new generation of digital creators
25th April 2013
More young people can now get involved in ‘digital making’ across the UK, with seven projects receiving a share of a £260,000 fund run by Nesta and Nominet Trust, in partnership with Mozilla, to encourage and stimulate learning through making.
GRCC has been successfully running the Connect project since April 2011 with funding from the Nominet Trust. The aim of the project is to help anyone over the age of 55 and living in Gloucestershire to use a computer and get ‘online.’ Connect aims to help people, especially those living in the more rural areas of the county at whatever their level of ability and experience, to become more confident in using a computer and the internet.
The Go ON Gold campaign - raising awareness about the barriers faced by people with disabilities in accessing digital technologies, and helping to overcome those barriers - is nearing an important milestone.
Soon we will have signed up our 50th partner organisation, and we will be putting out a media announcement when this happens and hopefully getting some useful publicity as we head into the final few months of our project, which is funded by Nominet Trust.