Creating a more digitally confident city

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

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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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Great network meeting today at Jubilee @BHLibraries - loads of learning & sharing from different local orgs. Big thanks to @eg_hale @TechforgoodCAST @reformattday @BrightonHoveCA @HelloTogetherCo @GrassrootsSP @bh_cw @BrightonHoveCC for all the input! #tech4good #digitalinclusion

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Looking forward to our network gathering on Monday - top priorities based on our #DigitalMaturity survey: 1. Improve #DigitalSkills of staff/volunteers 2. #DigitalLeadership (more of it) 3. Getting better at using #tech in our work...