We are a charity with a big aim. We won’t understate the scale of the challenge – but neither will we hide the size of the opportunity.
Working alongside our inspiring Founder Partners, we want to ensure that everyone and every organisation – from small business to large corporations and charities – is able to enjoy the social, economic and cultural benefits of the internet.
By doing so, we’ll be in position to supercharge the UK economy and substantially improve the health, wealth and wellbeing of our society.
people in the UK don't have Basic Online Skills
66% of charities
say being online helps lower operating costs
14% or just 1 in 7
of SMEs sell products and services online
people in the workplace lack Basic Online Skills
could be saved by developing & promoting digital public services
The 16 million people in the UK without Basic Online Skills are a wide and disparate group. So we’ve put together a simple way for you to find out more about them, including the economic, social and physical barriers that are currently in their way.
To achieve our aim, we’re focusing on skills. On reaching out to the 16 million people in the UK who still don’t have the basic knowledge to send an email, use Google or buy their shopping online. By getting everyone up to speed, we’ll be in the perfect position to unlock the country’s vast digital potential.