Free membership of the Digital Champions Network for community-based organisations in West Cumbria.

How can we help?

We are an award-winning social enterprise working with hundreds of organisations and supporting thousands of people achieve digital inclusion. We provide the tools and resources to train your staff or volunteers to become confident, skilled Digital Champions who help others.

Lots of people in West Cumbria lack the basic digital skills needed for everyday life. Digital Champions help them learn these skills in the most effective way, as people who are new to the internet like to learn from those they know and trust.

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The offer for organisations in West Cumbria

We provide training and support through our Digital Champions Network, an online platform, full of bite-sized e-learning that can be studied at any time to fit around people’s paid or voluntary roles. The offer in West Cumbria includes:

  • Membership to the Digital Champions Network, an online platform with certified training courses, stacks of digital skills resources, mentor support and a Digital Champions Community.
  • Training licences for staff/volunteers to join the Network and train as Digital Champions.
  • Built-in Project Management tools to help you track your Champion’s training.
  • A Digital Unite staff member, based in Cumbria, to offer project management guidance and to link you up with the Digital Champion Network across West Cumbria.
  • Reporting tools to easily access reports that show what your Digital Champions have achieved.

The Digital Champions Network, with training and support, is delivered by us, and funded by Capgemini. It was developed as part of the Sellafield Social Impact Strategy, SiX and enables digital inclusion across West Cumbria.


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Who is involved? 

We're now in our second year. Organisations involved include charities and local authority teams, ranging from AgeUK West Cumbria and Inspira to local libraries. All these groups are identifying and training up Digital Champions to support their service users and other community members throughout West Cumbria. 

As well as helping them to deliver Digital Champions programmes, many organisations have also found it really useful as a way of coming together with other local groups to share ideas.

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The champions training is helpful, bitesized and relevant. In libraries, where we are limited for capacity it is good to be able to access it when we can. We have given all staff in branch libraries access so they can build up their confidence and knowledge and give day to day support for customers. It is working! 

Catherine Clark
Cumberland Libraries
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It's free!

We cover all the costs for your organisation on the platform, 10 individual Digital Champion licences and provide extra support from a local project lead. Many thanks to sponsors, Capegemini UK! 

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For more information, get in touch with and ask for Sarah Jewell, the West Cumbria Project Lead.

She can explain more about how the programme works and show you round the Network.