Call to Action: Donate Your Devices-plus London's Digital Inclusion Service

Get Online London is a project of the London Office of Technology and Innovation and the Good Things Foundation

They are calling for donations of unwanted equipment and devices to help thousands of digitally excluded Londoners get online.

You can find out all about the project and how to donate at:

https://loti.london/projects/get-online-london

or

www.goodthingsfoundation.org

And here are links and resources from the Good Things Foundation:

Good Things Foundation's London Digital Inclusion Service,

Get Online London, will be made up of grassroots organisations in London that are all working to deliver digital inclusion support in their local communities.

If you're a community organisation based in London that is or wants to support your community members to get online and access the benefits of digital - then joining the service will help you do exactly that. It is free to join and offers a range of free benefits, including access to the National Databank.

If you're an organisation based in London that wants to embed digital inclusion support, participation is free, you just have to join the Online Centres Network.

You can email:

hello@goodthingsfoundation.org

And visit:

www.goodthingsfoundation.org

for all the information and resources

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Under our Bridging Divides funding we work to ensure that specialist equality and human rights groups, particularly the smaller and user led ones, and the Londoners they work with, can connect and work together across London and across equality specialisms. With our members we work to make equality issues central in local and regional decision making, and to raise awareness and work more closely with universities, think tanks, professional bodies and business. This funding also supports our core activities as a network: regular bulletins and information provision, knowledge sharing, signposting, website and networking.

The Trust for London project funds our Policy and Campaigns work, which supports organisations to campaign together on equality and rights issues of joint importance. Currently campaigns are focused around support for Deaf and disabled refugees and asylum seekers and Digital Exclusion and we are currently developing a theme with members on Decent Homes as a Human Right. We lead for Disabled customers on the National Asylum Stakeholder Forum Equality Sub-Group, who work alongside the Home Office to ensure the rights of asylum seekers are protected, and established and used to host Charities Challenging Hate Crime, the London pan equality hate crime network.

In the NetEquality project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Reaching Communities, through the Cornerstone Fund, dozens of smaller user-led and ‘grass roots’ equality groups and equality partners in London are working together. Over an initial two years, to mid 2021, we will design, test and pilot exciting new ways to use networking and online tools to strengthen our connections and quickly and easily share information and knowledge. We will be exploring ways to join up our voices for solidarity and influence and for more coordinated, effective campaigning to fight discrimination and improve equality in London. Through Stronger Together, funded by Awards for All, we provide activities and support for individual campaigners and those in the smaller, user-led and grass roots groups.
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