This year we have combined the Digital Inclusion and Digital Skills award categories – reflecting how the effort to increase online participation has evolved to embrace a spectrum of skills now considered more essential for living and working in a modern society.
Previous winners included projects from the Tinder Foundation – now recognized across the UK for the capabilities of their volunteers to reach disadvantaged sections of society.
Following the 2014 report from the House of Lords, there is now a far greater recognition of digital skills needs across all sectors of the UK economy.
The 2015 Shortlisted Finalists are:
CommunityUK.net Ltd with their project Going All Inclusive
AmicusHorizon with project Get Connected
Commendium Ltd for their BIG Cumbria project
bITjAM with an online platform to support National Youth Debates
Digital Unite with their Digital Champions Network
Hyde Plus with their Housing Initiative amongst social housing communities
Northumberland County Council with their project iNorthumberland
The independent judging panel will review all shortlisted contenders during September and the winners will be announced at a dinner in the House of Lords following the NextGen 15 event on November 5th.
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Registration is now open for the NextGen 15 event