£40,000 to get tenants online
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities
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Tenants of Fabrick Housing Group and the Vela Group are to be helped to get online with £40,000 in government funding.
Residents across Tees Valley will get access to training and new equipment.
The money, awarded through a joint bid between Fabrick, Vela, Go On Boro and the Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation, will go towards 12 new accessible web kiosks, including one in a rural location, and the upgrading of existing booths.
It will also help to pay for three apprentices as ICT community engagement champions and provide training for 60 volunteer digital community champions, to benefit the residents of Erimus Housing, Tees Valley Housing, Norcare, Housing Hartlepool and Tristar Homes.
Chris Joynes, Fabrick's head of operations, said: “We are delighted to receive this grant, which will assist residents living in homes belonging to the partners in Fabrick Housing Group and the Vela Group to use the internet; some for the first time and others with greater confidence.”