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Digital Activism – Invitation to partner

June 9, 2011

The Young Foundation is seeking partners for its Digital Activism programme, which launched in March 2011. This is a two year programme funded through the Big Lottery’s People Powered Change activities.

Our aim for the Digital Activism strand of work is to support communities across the country to use digital technology to build community activism.

Image taken from the Young Foundation publication Plugged In, Untapped: Using digital technologies to help young people learn to lead

We believe that digital technologies, ranging from social media like Facebook and Twitter through to smart phones and digital video, have the potential to galvanise local communities to take action on the issues that matter to them.

This could be through community campaigning, lobbying local institutions or business to act, or by encouraging local people to change their own attitudes or behaviours in order to improve local quality of life.

By practically supporting six communities across England, we hope to understand more about the role that technology can play in connecting and mobilising local communities to act, and to share good practice and lessons with other communities across the country.

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 June 2011.

Find out more about the programme and how to apply

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