Creating a more digitally confident city

Network support – Covid-19 response

The new digital reality is kicking in, and at pace. With 1 in 5 adults at risk of being left behind in these challenging times, it’s never been more important for this network to work together to ensure everyone can access essential lifelines.

Across sectors we’re mobilising to make sure no one is left behind and unable to access essential lifelines during this challenging time. And we need you to make this happen!

Digital Brighton & Hove is a cross-sector partnership which brings together over 250 organisations working to create a more digitally confident city.

Started in 2015 as a stand-alone piece of research on digital exclusion, this successful local partnership is now in its third phase of funding and delivery. It’s run by digital skills charity Citizens Online in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council, Community Works and the Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST).

Network activities aim to help local organisations and their service users improve their digital skills, knowhow and capability.

The impact of our work

As of May 2019, the project has:

  • Developed a network of 250+ organisations and 1000+ people engaged in digital inclusion, leadership and transformation
  • Recruited 436 Digital Champions
  • Supported at least 4,500 unique individuals 
  • Delivered 6,950+ sessions of digital skills support
  • Created a bespoke signposting resource

Read the full Evaluation and Impact Report 2017-2019 (PDF)

Read case studies from partners, service users and digital champions



A more digitally confident city

People discussing issues at a DBH Network Meeting

“Digital Brighton and Hove has raised my awareness of the importance of utilising digital technology and not being scared to use it as a tool to improve my working practice and encourage others to do the same.”

– Local partnership member

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Supporting people with #digitalskills is incredibly valuable right now. So we are encouraging anyone who can, to be a Digital Champion. And we're giving free help with that too.

http://www.digitalunite.com/news-reviews/free-digital-champion-training-during-covid-19

📢Calling all local charities/community groups in need of urgent digital support due to covid-19 lockdown...we have volunteer techies ready to help! Tell us what you need help with by filling in this form. We'll then match you up with a helper @bh_cw: https://forms.gle/WgEJA1upLs4wr7s46

Big thanks to all who joined our virtual #TechieBrek - great insights on remote working, video conf tools (Zoom anyone?), remote workshop tools, privacy & accessibility. Find links, resources & guides from the session in this live doc #techforgood: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pqVhw7Mq_mUn9Bf8ssOGsJNJ8MV9ChVrB_aiw6wxu_E/edit?usp=sharing