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IT is Empowerment Project
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3 year project funded through the Big Lottery Fund - developed from another earlier highly successful Lottery Funded initiative.


Aimed at supporting local community groups in bridging the ‘digital divide’ - by passing on peer-to-peer skills and knowledge.

Project worked through combination of:

  • Informal training
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Signposting.
  • Access to resources

The project worked extremely well. In no small part because we committed to freely cascading down hard won knowledge and experience to local groups. Helping up-skill & support local groups in the process.

Demand for project services & support far exceeded expectations. Due in no small part to support being provided in a non-technical and informal setting - encouraging engagement and interaction.

Lasting outcomes include the establishment of new and vibrant relationships and dialogues with a wide range of local groups. With a resulting strengthening and widening of our membership base.

Ending in March 2009, this project met or exceeded all set targets.

Find out more about this project see our Project Final Report.

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Want to know more about why this project was so successful and groundbreaking - see the 2008 independent project evaluation conducted by MEL Research.
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Our field worker Rob plus 'friend' - and just a few of the 30 websites we created for local groups as part of our IT is Empowerment Project.