Outwood Computer Club

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Wednesday Evenings, in Outwood Memorial Hall
Victoria Street, Outwood, Wakefield WF1 2NE

We suggest that you use the Learn My Way, (new window), modules for initial computer exercises
[or as refresher courses]        'Tutor Info' , (new window).

'Learn My Way' modules replace previous 'My Guide' and 'GoON' modules...
New for 2014 are 'using touch screen devices',  'creating documents' and more .......

New Information - aimed at Senior Starters - but useful to All  (via James Smith)

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There is now a great new Online basics module available on Go ON - Using online public services. This module is fundable as part of the Online basics grants and you can try it out here.

Outwood Computer Club registered as a Partner UK online centre .......
Centre ID Number 3453469

UK online centres' funding alerts

January 2012


Anne Faulkner
Happy New Year! I hope you had an enjoyable break and you’re now back in the swing of things, ready for an exciting 2012.

As you might already know, from April 2012, our funding model will be changing and we will no longer be awarding Online basics grant funding. This is due to a significant reduction in UK online centres’ central funding for 2012/13.

The Online basics grants have been a great success, and have helped hundreds of thousands of new people to get online for the first time, however we have to ensure that the grants we are able to provide go to the hardest to reach groups and communities by prioritisnig deprived communities and hard-to-reach groups. Therefore two new funding opportunities will be available from April.

Specialist Networks - a small number of Funded Specialist Centres will be focusing on supporting the unemployed (including NEETs) and disabled people (including those with learning difficulties and health problems).

Community Hubs - will undertake local community development using digital technology, to develop the skills, knowledge and capacity of local people and organisations. This will replace the current CCB programme.

Our next funding round will open at the end of March, so do keep an eye out for further information on this. If you have any questions, or if you’re looking for more information, do take a look at the UK online centres website

You will still be able to claim funding for Online basics completions until the end of March. Please remember to make your final Online basics claim by 6 April 2012. To ensure Online basics funding lasts until March, we have imposed an upper limit of 100 on the number of completions centres can claim for each month. Completions over this maximum will not be funded.

Anne Faulkner
Director of Strategy
UK online centres

Social Action Fund

The Social Action Fund is a grant fund of over 20 million managed by The Social Investment Business on behalf of the Office for Civil Society.

The fund aims to inspire organisations to create new social action opportunities; encouraging people to give what they have, be it time, money, assets, knowledge or specific skills.

Successful applications will encourage people to come together in their locality to support each other and focus on the different life stages of volunteering. Civil Society Organisations, Public sector bodies and business with a social mission can apply.

The minimum amount organisations can apply for is 100,000 and there is no maximum. The second application window opened Monday 9 January 2012.

All applications will have to be received by noon on Friday 3 February 2012.

Find out more on our website


LSIS has a variety of small funding opportunities aimed at Skills Funding Agency (SFA)  funded organisations:

Emerging Governance Models - these are grants from learning and skills provider organisations to document case studies of emerging governance structures and thinking in response to New Challenges, New Chances. Grants of up to 3,000 each are available to providers within the learning and skills sector, and the deadline is 12 noon on Wednesday 18 January 2012.

Funding for Peer Review and Development groups - This fund provides an opportunity for PRD groups to access funding to build capacity to establish, develop and sustain effective partnership working to respond to the needs of 18-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), and to support them to progress to employment, including apprenticeships. Funding of up to 5000 is available and the deadline is midnight on 24 January 2012.

Regional Innovation in teaching and learning fund - This is an LSIS funded-project to promote innovative continuing professional development (CPD) in teaching and learning. Each project will be funded up to the value of 5,000, and the deadline is midnight on 13 February 2012.

Find out more about all of these opportunities on our website.

Fair Share

The Fair Share Trust is a 50 million trust providing sustained funding in Fair Share Areas until 2013. The Community Foundation Network (CFN) is the sole UK trustee and has appointed delivery agents in each of the Fair Share areas. Selected neighbourhoods in each area are receiving targeted support from these agents, and local people will decide where the funding goes.
The Fair Share Trust programme aims to:
  • Build Capacity and Sustainability – by involving local communities in decision-making about lottery funding.
  • Build Social Capital – by building links within and between communities to promote trust and participation.
  • Improve liveability -  by improving the living environment for communities.

To find out more visit  the Fair Share Trust website.  

All applications need to be made to a local foundation. If you meet the broad criteria outlined, contact your local community foundation for more information about its grant programme

Find out more on our website


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