Imagine your life without the web. Quite tough, right? Well, for 9.5 million UK adults and 1.58 million small businesses and charities, this is a reality.

They don’t have the Basic Online Skills to explore the internet’s vast and varied opportunities. That means no emails to friends and family, no search and no sharing personal info online – such as applying for jobs, booking tickets, or Twitter.

Britain’s businesses and charities need help too. Only half of small businesses and charities have a website and of those who do, only 1 in 5 allow customers to purchase goods/services or donate online.

Go ON UK is the UK’s Digital Skills Alliance. We’re inspiring and supporting people and organisations that want to share their digital skills with others.

Be part of it

What you do is really up to you, but here are a few ideas to get you started. For the lowdown, check out the get involved section


Live in ‘beta’, is a brand new site stuffed with top tools, resources, info, advice and ideas to help everyone get connected.


Commit to our Digital Skills Charter

Our founders have. They’re ensuring their staff, customers and the communities they work in have the digital skills they need to enjoy everyday economic and social life.


Go ON North East

In October 2013, we kickstarted a partner programme in the North East of England to boost the Basic Online Skills of every person, small business and charity.



We’re working with partners to kickstart the Go ON NI programme. Our aim? To engage national and local people and partners who are passionate about helping every person and organisation gain Basic Online Skills.

What we’re doing

Our vision’s ambitious, so check out our plan and see what you can do