Helping people get online – and keeping them there!

Ryan McMurdo is head of IT drop-in sessions for Startpoint, supporting over 1,000 learners get online and, more importantly, stay online each year. At 16 he took a part-time job … Read more

My Home Helper, People's Award 2013

Helping people with dementia keep track of appointments

When Kevin Marsch’s mum was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia in 2010 he used his IT skills to build a simple system to help her keep track of appointments and medication … Read more

Cosmic has been changing live sin rural Devon for over 20 years


From its base in Devon, Cosmic is a social enterprise that has worked tirelessly to help overcome digital exclusion in the South West for almost 20 years. In that time … Read more

2012 Accessibility Award winner continues to grow

Since winning the Accessibility Award at the Tech4Good Awards 2012, Lexable has gone from strength to strength. Founded by Neil Cottrell in 2009, Lexable is the company behind Neil’s creation, … Read more

Pennies, Winners of Fundraising Award 2011

Turning digital pennies into micro-donations

Pennies is an electronic charity box that enables people to donate a few pence of their electronic change as they pay for with a debit or credit card. In the … Read more

Preston City COuncil's Citizenzone mobile internet cafe

Preston CitizenZone – going mobile to get people online

At first glance its looks much the same as any other commercial vehicle. To the people of Preston, though, it’s a 7.5 tonne lifeline jam-packed with some of the most … Read more

Self Help Services, Manchester

Using e-learning to deliver affordable cognitive behavioural therapy

Self Help Services is a user-led group that has delivered Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Services (cCBT) to over 1500 people across Greater Manchester in the past year. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy … Read more

Dame Steve Shirley – a lifetime of using technology for good

Arriving as a refugee from Nazi Germany at the start of the Second World War Dame Stephanie Shirley’s early hardship was a spur to an amazingly successful career in IT. Having … Read more

Insight/Mexborough School, T4G Youth Award 2013

App to help blind and partially-sighted people find their way around

This award was a competition for young people from across the country to submit their ideas for how they would use digital technology to make the world a better place. … Read more

Norman Hunter, Local Digital Champions Award 2013

Helping people gain basic IT skills

Norman Hunter is an IT tutor by profession, but his vision for supporting Go-On UK and helping people to gain basic IT skills goes way beyond his professional role. Working … Read more

David Bennoson, IT Volunteer of the Year 2013

Helping blind and partially-sighted people use technology

David Bennoson has been helping the RNIB as a volunteer since 1971 and is now part of the RNIB Technology Support Squad as Volunteer Coordinator for Gloucestershire. This is a … Read more

Prospects Trust, Grow Your Own Charity Online 2013

A farm-based mental health charity using social media to reach supporters

Established in 1989 Prospects Trust is a charity based on 18 acres of organic farmland at Snakehall Farm in rural Cambridgeshire. It not only grows the best organic produce but … Read more

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