Superhighways is leading on work for the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) mapping, collecting and networking community led digital inclusion activity in London. This is linked to the VCS Emergencies Partnership, and running to the end of June 2021.
It is important that the voluntary and community sector work to bridge the digital divide, particularly during the pandemic, and spot opportunities to share good practice and learn from each other.
To further existing collaboration with the HEAR Network, the GLA and London Office for Technology and Innovation (LOTI), and to avoid yet another survey - Superhighways are asking voluntary and community sector organisations to add any community initiatives they know about to this LOTI form.
Superhighways can then extract 'third sector' initiatives for their mapping for the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCSEP) to raise awareness of the extent of this work with central government. They will be able to simultaneously raise community profile with LOTI and other stakeholders, who are focusing on the Recovery Board's mission for Digital Access for All - every Londoner to have access to good connectivity, basic digital skills and the device or support they need to be online by 2025.
There is a Digital Inclusion Innovation Programme being launched which Superhighways is attending and will be able to feedback on.
Click here to see a public view of information collected so far.