The Digibus Project provides digital support and skills training for community members often in more digitally deprived areas of Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties. We also visit schools to showcase bc
different types of technology not usually found in schools. The project supports our goal that, more disadvantaged and excluded people use digital technology to enhance their lives.
“The ITSA DigiBus – a terrific concept bringing extremely valuable learning opportunities to members of the more dispersed communities, dispelling uncertainty, promoting communication and reducing isolation.”
Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller KBE, former High Sheriff of Gloucestershire.
We want to educate and inspire people of all ages; give them the confidence to use technology to help them connect and access what they need, to make their lives more positive. If you’d like to find out more, please visit the Digibus website
Volunteering is at the heart of what we do. We welcome, support, train and nurture the people that volunteer with us from all walks of life. They make our work possible whilst they gain confidence, new skills and experience.
Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds;
- Back to work placements
- Community volunteers
- School work experience
- Students with special needs
In addition, our work with a HMP Prison, provides much needed support to our refurbishment programme, whilst also upskilling prisoners and allowing them the opportunity to give something back.
“10 million people in the UK lack the very basic foundation skills needed for our digital world” Lloyds Bank EDS, 2021
Through our TECH Connect Community Programme we are bringing technology and digital skills to those who need it most. We have enabled 26,000 learners access to support with digital skills and supported over 100 local charity and community based organisations through donations of refurbished IT equipment.
We know through that there are still many of the harder to reach members of the local community that can benefit from our work. We are committed to working with our existing partners, as well as developing new partnerships, to help them get online.
Who we have helped
- Children of school age who have no access to computers to do their online learning.
- Job seekers – assistance with online job search, CV writing, universal credit benefits
- Elderly people who need to learn digital skills
- Refugee groups
- Isolated and disadvantaged local residents
How can we help you?
We would like to support community organisations and charities by donating refurbished desktop computers. Please complete this application form or email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.