GivebackUK and Tinder Foundation have formed a partnership, to help deliver fantastic free video learning content online to a potential audience of millions.
GivebackUK, a not for profit organisation, is busy creating professionally filmed video learning which – when launched in 2016 – will be free to staff and volunteers working in the third sector. That’s a potential audience of more than 13 million people!
Tinder Foundation, also a not for profit, aims to close the UK’s digital divide by helping the 10.5 million people that don’t have any basic digital skills to improve their lives using the internet. To date, Tinder Foundation has helped over 1.5 million people gain basic digital skills through a network of UK online centres – 5,000 community partners that deliver basic digital skills training and support to the people that need it most.
Learn My Way, Tinder Foundation’s leading learning platform, is just one tool used by the UK online centres and provides a whole host of free learning resources on everything from using a mouse and keyboard to banking and applying for work online. The two organisations are now working together so that anyone registering with Learn My Way will be able to access free GivebackUK content. GivebackUK will also be promoted to the UK online centres.
At present GivebackUK – a sister organisation to the Charity Learning Consortium – is in pilot stage, and will be launched to end users at the CIPD’s Learning & Development Show in May 2016. So far around 400 videos have been created – a selection of these will be available to Learn My Way users before Giveback’s official launch. This will help trial the videos, giving essential feedback, whilst supporting and strengthening existing content on Learn My Way.
GivebackUK is partnering with organisations like Tinder Foundation in order to reach the greatest number of end users, and to offer the widest possible range of quality content to support learning and development in the third sector.
Martin Baker, founder and CEO of GivebackUK, says the aims of the two separate organisations are similar: “Ultimately we both want to be able to offer first class, free online learning to those that need it most. Together we have a far greater reach to ensure that happens. So it’s a real meeting of minds.”
“Tinder Foundation has managed to engage an incredibly hard to reach audience and encourage them to get online, and its experience will be invaluable in launching GivebackUK”
Helen Milner OBE, Chief Executive of Tinder Foundation, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with GivebackUK to provide people with even more free learning content on Learn My Way. It’s fantastic to see their commitment to providing third sector organisations – and the millions of people they support – with free digital learning and we’re hugely excited for the 2016 launch.”
Notes for editors
GivebackUK will be officially launched to end users at the CIPD L&D Show 13-14 May 2016 – please ask for more details.
According to the latest information from the Office for National Statistics, released in May 2015, 11% of adults (5.9 million) have never used the internet.
The NCVO’s UK Civil Society Almanac estimates that 13.8 million people in the UK volunteer at least once a month. More than 820,000 people in the UK carry out paid work in the sector.
About Tinder Foundation
Tinder Foundation is a not for profit social enterprise that aims to make good things happen through digital technology. Established in 2011, Tinder Foundation leads a network of 5,000 local community partners, and works with hundreds of national organisations, to help hundreds of thousands of people every year to use the internet to improve their lives. Together they have helped more than 1.5m people to use the internet and to develop basic online skills.
Tinder Foundation earns income and receives funding from a broad range of organisations across the public, private and third sectors, including the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, NHS England, the Department for Communities and Local Government, Innovate UK, corporate partners, as well as generating income through commercial products. Chief Executive Helen Milner has over thirty years’ experience working with the internet and was awarded an OBE for services to digital inclusion in June 2015.
GivebackUK is a not for profit organisation creating a FREE online video learning library for the UK’s third sector – a potential audience of more than 13 million staff and volunteers.
We specialise in creating professional, bite sized ‘talking heads’ style videos, as research shows that watching these can improve learning outcomes.
We’re always on the look-out for workplace specialists to film, particularly those with third sector skills. So please get in touch if you, your team or someone you know is willing to be interviewed to share your workplace expertise. Go on, give something back!
Find out more at www.givebackuk.org on twitter @GivebackUK email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08451 707 702.