Projects: Digital Den
Investment£154,000 consisting of £42,600 Towns Fund and £112,000 match funding from GGCE
Start: February 2022
Delivery: March 2022
LocationWood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich B70 9PT
The Digital Den project refurbishment has been completed with the support of the Towns Fund grant. This now enables the project to provide access to digital online provision for children, adults and older people including support to get online and improve employment readiness and access to employment opportunities.
This scheme is complete!
Located at the Wood Lane Community Centre in West Bromwich, the Digital Den project launched in August 2022, welcoming its first group of learners to the new training room and becoming the first Sandwell Towns Fund project to complete.
The project invests in the infrastructure to establish affordable digital services for communities and create pathways to opportunities to education, training and employment through accredited online training courses, careers guidance, and provides children with online educational resources to ensure opportunities for learning are always accessible. The overall aim is to reduce digital exclusion and in doing so, reduce financial exclusion.
Wendy Brookfield, Chief Executive Officer for Greets Green Community Enterprises, said: This new local resource will be a vital link for many residents going forwards. The challenges faced by people who are becoming more digitally excluded affects all generations. Having a resource that can be flexible to provide structured training, local access and sessions to reduce community isolation are what this project has been all about.
It is fantastic to be in the position where we can start making that real difference.”
For the latest information about the Digital Den, call Greets Green Community Enterprises on 0121 525 2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) permanent job created through the project
- 100 learners assisted
- A new accessibility ramp added from the Car Park to the Digital Den training room
- Upgraded community rooms including a newly refurbished kitchenette
- New signage and furniture (3 Tub Chairs, 6 Tables and 12 Chairs)
- 12 new laptops
- 2 new computers
- 3 new interactive screens