AbilityNet is a charitable organisation that provides a range of products and services to help disabled people use digital technology at work, at home or in education. One Digital enabled AbilityNet to expand their existing network of volunteers through standardising and enhancing their training and support so that disabled people could receive free digital skills assistance in their own homes.
Affinity Sutton is one of the largest housing associations in England and has been a pioneer of the Digital Champion model in the social housing sector. As part of One Digital Affinity Sutton focused on developing training tools to encourage young people (18 – 25 years old) to become Digital Champions and develop skills that will help them into work. These Digital Champions will harness the benefits of intergenerational learning helping residents with getting online.
Age UK believes that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances. Its One Digital project focused on two geographical areas, Oxfordshire and Leicestershire & Rutland which cover both urban and rural settings and represent a diverse range of communities. Led by each local Age UK and working with the local community, the programme's Digital Champions supported older people to develop their digital skills and confidence.
Citizens Online is a national charity that works in partnership with local councils, housing associations, job centres, corporates and the community and voluntary sector to tackle the issues of digital inclusion in a sustainable and scalable way.For One Digital they worked with local partnerships in four target areas (Plymouth, The Scottish Highlands, Brighton and Gwynedd) on an innovative model called Digital Resilience. This model sought to find holistic and sustainable approaches to digital champions by working in deep partnership and aligning to other outcomes such as employability and digital by default.
Digital Unite is one of the UK’s leading providers of digital skills learning with a specialty in Digital Champion training and support. For One Digital, Digital Unite facilitated the Digital Champion infrastructure for each partner project using their existing online Digital Champions Network as the cornerstone. They also provided overarching co-ordination and support across the programme to facilitate delivery success.
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. A dedicated team is working across public, private and third sectors in Scotland to increase digital participation.
Their One Digital project identified, developed and assessed the contribution that frontline organisations in the third sector can make with delivering digital skills to the people most in need. They tested a cascade model of training and support across charity and voluntary organisations to engage Digital Champions and end beneficiaries.