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Tinder Foundation is inviting community organisations to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 to join its Digital Mission - as part of Big Lottery Fund's three-year Basic Online Skills programme.

Last month it was confirmed that a consortium lead by Tinder had reached the second round of BIG’s £15m programme, and if successful, community partners with experience in supporting the hard-to-reach will be delivering digital skills throughout the UK.

Do you do community work?  Would you like to get new skills, ideas and tools to help you do more of what you do best?

Then Tinder Foundation’s unique Level 3 Community Development Award could be for you.  

Tinder Foundation is the organisation behind the national network of UK online centres - community organisations which help people get online.  And this nationally recognised qualification - awarded by NOCN - is already helping give UK online centre projects a boost, and even giving them an edge with funders and employers.

Michael Rogers, IT Manager at WEA
Micheal Rogers, IT Manager at Workers' Educational Association (WEA), shares some of the tools he uses when he is helping people gain IT skills.
Charlotte Stuffins from CDF shares her top 5 digital tools
Charlotte Stuffins, Communications and Policy Officer at Community Development Foundation (CDF) uses digital tools on a daily basis. She is responsible for CDF's web and social media presence, as well as the more traditional communication of our new reports and projects. Charlotte compiles a monthly e-newsletter, which offers advice, funding opportunities and updates for community groups.
James Grant from JRF
James Grant the Social Media & Digital Inclusion Officer, at Joseph Rowntree Foundation is kick starting our top 5 tools for 2014! He is responsible for the social media activity at social policy research funder Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and housing and care provider Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT). As well as this, James is working on a JRF research project developing communities use of social media in owning and shaping their neighbourhoods.

There are lots of free tools available online that can help your Tenants and Residents Association run smoother, save time and money! The only problem is knowing where to find them and how to get started.

Natalie Thorpe, Project Manager, Tinder Foundation

Natalie Thorpe is a Project Manager at Tinder Foundation supporting the development of new strategic business opportunities. She has recently been working with a project team to plan and manage Tinder’s annual conference,  Digital evolution: making good things happen, which took place on 4 December, in London.

Chris Andersson, Marketing and Communications Officer, Tinder Foundation

Chris Andersson, Tinder Foundation’s Marketing and Communications Officer is the man behind UK online centres’ video content and case studies. Here he shares some of his favourite tools for sharing stories about the great work of the UK online centres network, whether short films, voice clips recorded on a phone or a story you want the world to read. Sign up to receive the Top 5 digital tools in your inbox!