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Next week sees Lloyds Banking Group partner with a number of organisations  which include Google, the Tinder Foundation, Doteveryone, Reason Digital, HugoFox and BT to deliver an extensive program of activity for Get Online Week – a nationwide initiative aimed at raising levels of digital ability and helping individuals and organisations get more out of the internet.

It’s the busiest period of the year for Lloyds Banking Group Digital Champions, a network of over 18,000 colleagues across the country, who have pledged to increase the digital skills of our customers, people and organisations in their local community as part of our Helping Britain Prosper Plan.

Activity starts on Monday with all of our Halifax, Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland branches talking to customers about the benefits of the internet and how to stay safe online.

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On Tuesday the Group is supporting Get Safe Online for the 3rd year in a row where we will focus on online safety, raising awareness and increasing the public’s digital confidence and knowledge on how to stay safe online.

Lloyds Bank is also hosting a Google Garage in Manchester on Tuesday in collaboration with Reason Digital where small businesses and charities are offered help and guidance on how to grow their organisation online using social media and free online tools.

On Wednesday, Lloyds Bank publishes the third annual UK Business Digital Index, which measures levels of digital maturity among small businesses and charities and explores how they are adopting digital technologies. The Index cites levels of digital engagement across the UK and the link between digital maturity and organisational success.

Also on Wednesday, Lloyds Banking Group Digital Champions will be running an event at the Group Digital office in central London, which will see representatives from over 100 charities benefit from a free digital workshop from top businesses such as Google, HugoFox, Reason Digital and BT.

On Thursday, we’ll be supporting a number of local residents who will be trained by our Digital Champions on topics such as online safety, communicating digitally and making the most out of the internet. Lloyds Banking Group Digital Champions will also be holding local events throughout the week across the country to support their local community get more out of life online.

Nick Williams, Consumer Digital Director and Group Ambassador for the North, said: “I’m excited about our Get Online Week campaign and inspired by so many of our colleagues across the group helping our local communities improve their digital skills. We are proud to support our partners with such an important agenda and to Help Britain Prosper”

Helen Milner, CEO of Tinder Foundation, said: “I’m very proud of the partnership we have with Lloyds Banking Group. Together with them we’re delivering a wide range of activities and over 1000 events across the country during Get Online Week. Together this will help us to achieve our shared goal of making the uk the best in the world for supporting basic digital skills.”

If you are an organisation looking to improve your digital skills, we’d be happy for you to come to one of our events.  To find out more and to register please contact Sophie Baldry on Sophie.Baldry@lloydsbanking.com

 

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