In July 2017, Social Tech Trust (formerly Nominet Trust) awarded over £600,000 in funding to support six Digital Reach pilots, involving 12 partner organisations. Each pilot trialled a unique approach to providing digital skills training developed around the aspirations of the young people they worked with.
Digital Reach was developed to support the UK’s efforts to increase digital skills among some of the nations most disadvantaged young people. By taking a collaborative and user-centred approach that harnessed the expertise of organisations that have trusted relationships with vulnerable young people, the pilot projects pursued a mission to engage the hardest-to-reach young people with digital skills.
Social Tech Trust have released Digital Reach Insights to share what was learnt, helping to ensure that those experiencing some of the most critical social challenges in the UK are empowered to use transformative tools to tackle them.