100% Digital Leeds - News and Updates for June

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June 2022

The Leeds Digital Inclusion Fund

Funding launch and briefing event

Leeds Community Foundation

Leeds Community Foundation are pleased to be opening a new fund in partnership with 100% Digital Leeds. Five grants of up to £10,000 each will fund the development and use of sustainable interventions which support digital inclusion in Leeds. Organisations should use grants to strengthen their internal capacity; this will enhance organisations’ core digital-inclusion work, ensuring that people and communities in Leeds have the skills, support and equipment to be active online, now and in the future.

Briefing webinar: Tues 14th June, 10:00 – 11:00 BST

Book briefing event tickets on Eventbrite here

Funding application deadline - 04/07/2022

More information on the Leeds Community Foundation website here

The latest digital inclusion opportunities

Events and training

100% Digital Leeds host regular events bringing together organisations locally and nationally who want to do more to support the digital inclusion of their communities. Upcoming events and videos of previous events can be found on the 100% Digital Leeds website.

Digital arts participation project for Arts in Care Homes Day - Launch Webinar

100% Digital Leeds are working to create a programme of creative digital opportunities for care homes for The National Day of Arts in Care Homes. The Arts in Care Homes Day programme will be a series of arts and creative events and activities delivered by arts organisations and available for care homes to engage with remotely via digital tools like Zoom, between Saturday 24th and Friday 30th September 2022.

This webinar is an opportunity for artists, arts organisations, care homes, and other interested parties to hear more about the proposed plans for Arts in Care Homes Day in Leeds and find out how they can get involved.

Fri, 1st July, 10:30 – 11:00, via Zoom

Book here on Eventbrite

Creative digital storytelling skills - free workshops with LEEDS 2023

We’re partnering with LEEDS 2023 to offer a series of free workshops to partners, making creative digital skills and software more accessible to Leeds communities. The workshops are free, assume no prior digital skills, utilise free digital tools, and are led by experts from across Leeds’s creative industries. Find out how the first 2 workshops went on our blog about the series.

The next workshop - Image editing with GoDaddy Studio, Wed 22nd June, 5.30-7.30pm - is now available for booking at eventbrite.

Book your place here

Skills for Supporting Digital Inclusion: a free four week course with Barclays Digital Eagles

This 4 week program being run by the Barclays Digital Eagles has been designed to help people build essential digital skills and enhance digital confidence. Over the course of the program you will learn how to get to grips with the basics, in addition to learning how to use technology to keep the people you support engaged and stimulated. The program will finish with a tour of Barclays' free interactive learning platform Digital Wings, which can be utilised after the program to continue with your learning and to develop further digital skills.

The four session programme is best attended as a course but attendees may choose to attend only certain sessions. Tuesdays and Thursday session content will be the same each week.

Session 1: Using Tablets

Tuesday 7th June, 11.30am-12.30am

Thursday 9th June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Session 2: Keeping Active

Tuesday 14th June, 11.30am-12.30am

Thursday 16th June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Session 3: Entertainment

Tuesday 21st June, 11.30am-12.30am

Thursday 23rd June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Session 4: Digital Wings

Tuesday 28th June, 11.30am-12.30am

Thursday 30th June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Choose your sessions at booking. Book via Eventbrite here!

Annual Leeds Public Health and Wellbeing Conference

An opportunity to hear about the latest public health evidence and what works, network with colleagues and celebrate all the great work you are doing in Leeds.

This conference is relevant for anyone who is working to improve health and wellbeing in Leeds – we all have a contribution to make.

The theme for this year will be The Power of Connections and the event will include:

  • Keynote speakers including the Director of Public Health for Leeds, and Leeds City Council’s Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles
  • A range of workshops from which to choose
  • Exhibitor stands from Leeds' health providers
  • Arts performances

100% Digital Leeds will be delivering a Digital Inclusion workshop as part of the conference.

Mon 20th June, 9am- 4pm

The Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United FC, Beeston, LS11 0ES

Book on Eventbrite here

National Digital Conference 2022

Join a panel of national speakers sharing their insights around the theme "How can we provide Devices & Connectivity for those in Digital Poverty".

Ian from 100% Digital Leeds will be joining the panel. 

21st June 2022

17th National Digital Conference (nd2022.uk)

Support for individuals 

See our website for curated lists of digital inclusion signposting opportunities, tools and resources for the individuals you’re looking to support - perfect for signposting. To have your service included in our support pages so others can make use of or refer in to it contact us

Age UK Leeds: New Digital Hub!

Age UK Leeds is encouraging older people to visit their new Digital Hub and access drop in and group activities to help them stay connected and increase their digital knowledge, confidence and skills.

The rolling programme of digital sessions is designed for people aged 50 and over involves a range of fun and informative activities including Tech and Tea Drop in sessions, topic-based sessions such as Technology for Fun and Smartphones and Tablets For Beginners and a series of guest speakers in our Tech Talks.

As well as helping with digital knowledge and confidence, the sessions give older people the chance to meet and socialise with other people who are wanting to make the most of the digital world.

The sessions will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during June, 10am – 12pm and 1pm -3pm morning at the Community Hub, Age UK Leeds, Bradbury Building, Mark Lane, LS2 8JA (off Dortmund Square). Older people and interested family members, carers or other professionals are very welcome to call in during these times to attend a session or find out more.

Age UK Leeds: Digital Hub

We have a rolling programme of digital activities running every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. There’s something for everyone!

  • Comfortable setting
  • Support from friendly Digital Champions

Pop in or visit our website for more details www.ageuk.org.uk/leeds/our-services/digital-wellbeing

Tech Talks

Come along to our Digital Hub to meet invited guests and find out more about

  • Staying safe online (Scams Awareness) - Friday 10 June
  • Assistive Technology – Leeds Hearing and Sight Loss - Friday 17 June

1pm for a 1.30pm start. Refreshments provided.

Join us for Tech and Tea

Age UK Leeds is running drop in sessions for anyone over 50 who would like some one-to-one digital support

  • Mobile phones
  • iPads/tablets
  • Getting online

Come along any time 10am-12pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Refreshments provided.

Relevant links: Further information can be found in our promotional leaflet or on our website at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leeds/our-services/digital-wellbeing/

Alternatively contact us DigitalTeam@ageukleeds.org.uk or 0113 389 3307.

Support for organisations

See our website for curated lists of digital inclusion tools and resources to support you to embed digital inclusion within your organisation. If you would like to recommend a resource be added to our support pages so others can make use of or refer in to it contact us

‘Online Nation’ Report from Ofcom

An annual report that looks at what people are doing online, how they are served by online content providers and platforms, and their attitudes to and experiences of using the internet. The 2022 report has recently been published.

Online Nation - Ofcom

Online Centres Network Webinars and Workshops

A series of meet up’s, webinars and workshops for organisations. If you aren't part of the Online Centre’s Network you can sign up through their website. 

Training | Online Centres Network

Good Things Foundation Strategy 2022-2025

The Latest Good Things Foundation Strategy to ‘Fix the Digital Divide’ 

Good Things Foundation strategy: 2022-2025

Contact 100% Digital Leeds

The 100% Digital Leeds team are keen to hear from any organisations delivering in Leeds to people who are more likely to be digitally excluded. We will work with you to help you better understand the digital inclusion needs of your communities and embed digital inclusion awareness, support, and signposting, throughout your service to make it as inclusive as possible. To find out more contact us