|Description:||Tinder Foundation’s purpose is to make good things happen through digital technology. We support the 21% of the UK population who aren’t regular internet users, providing practical solutions to the barriers to digital inclusion: skills, access and motivation. We provide inspiration, leadership, tools and services to people, communities and organisations to help them close the digital divide. We want everyone to share in the potential digital technology has to deliver large scale and lasting social and economic change, and to improve lives. We teach digital skills through our network of 5,000 UK online centres who run informal digital learning courses using our Learn My Way platform, which hosts 30+ free online courses. The network includes a broad range of different organisations, including community organisations, libraries, churches, cafes and pubs. 91% of UK online centres are located in the top 10% most deprived wards in the UK, and are experts in catering to the needs of their local community.|
|Main projects and publications:|
|a number of projects, including:
|Inclusion - teaching people basic digital skills through Learn My Way, including how to use email, search for information, applying for jobs, etc.
|Participation - teaching people digital health skills through Learn My Way, to better manage their health and reduce use on physical health services
|helping people with tax and benefits queries, with a long term aim to support them to use digital services in the future
|Way - a digital financial literacy programme, teaching people online banking, budgeting, price comparison tools, and how online tools can improve their financial
|Way - teaching basic English skills to Black and Ethnic Minority people, to help them to use digital tools and better integrate into the community
|Small Businesses and Sole Traders - helping small business to develop digital skills to make their organisation more efficient, effective and competitive
|- helping homeless people, people with mental health issues to overcome barriers to using digital skills
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