At Nominet we believe in a world that is connected, inclusive and secure, where technology plays a positive and beneficial role. To date, we have invested over £49million across social impact programmes and we continue this work with the aim of helping to improve one million young people’s lives each year.
Our work allows us to create lasting improvements by targeting a range of emerging issues born out of our digital age, such as online safety and digital inclusion. We also address long-standing social challenges in which technology can play a pivotal role, for example in mental health support.
Our programmes are grouped into three main areas:
In the UK, 1 million young people do not have appropriate, affordable access to the internet and hardware, which considerably limits their educational growth and opportunities. Our Connected programmes work to ensure young people have access to a life online. This includes essential digital services that address the needs of young people when they are at their most vulnerable.
The future of work is going through transformational change. Having a strong foundational understanding of digital skills for employability and entrepreneurship is essential to every young person’s chance of succeeding in the future economy. Our Inclusive programmes support young people in digital, particularly those who are most likely to be left behind in a society that is digital by default.
Our Secure programmes focus on ensuring that young people are safe online. We support research, initiatives and programmes that prevent, respond and eradicate practices that put young people at significant risk online. We also support organisations that advise and support young people in forming safe and positive relationships online.