By Brigette Currin 2 minute read

Norwich Good Economy Commission

Together with Norwich City Council, UEA and other organisations in the local economy, we are collaborating to improve our city’s digital inequalities. In order to do that, we have set up a funding stream that covers 5 key areas aiming to improve digital inclusion in Norwich.

We have opened a funding stream, as well as a call to action from any organisation (including businesses), that would like to get involved in reducing digital inequality in Norwich. We have 5 key challenge areas which we hope to find a solution for through innovative projects, research, networks or events. The key challenge areas are:

  1. How can social housing providers work collaboratively to address digital inclusion?
  2. What are the future digital skills? What skills will be essential in the next 5 years? How can we effectively upskill residents?
  3. How can we support people who have multiple barriers to going online?
  4. What innovative solutions can be found if the private and public sector work together to tackle digital inequality?
  5. What new solutions can be found to address the infrastructural issues in accessing online (data, broadband and tech)?

There is some funding available and we would welcome expressions of interest from organisations who would like to be part of the solution. However, it may be that businesses and organisations are not interested in funding, but that they would like to share assets, expertise or ideas. And we welcome that too!

If you wish to learn more about applying for funding, getting involved or simply want to know more information about the stream, please click here.

To submit initial expressions of interest or speak to someone about the project, please send an email to Laura Wigby on LauraWigby@norwich.gov.uk.

Please Note: We are welcoming expressions of interest from any organisation (across the statutory, business and voluntary sector) until 1st February 2021.

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