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The Digital Hubs Project 

Tackling digital exclusion across Gloucestershire 

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The Digital Hubs Project is a new innovative approach, developed by Forest Voluntary Action Forum and GCC Adult Transformation Team, to tackle digital exclusion across Gloucestershire by offering free, accessible, tailored support to individuals. 


Starting out in October 2021, we have played the as role as county wide facilitator of the project in partnership

with GCC’s Adult Transformation Team.  Whilst being facilitator’s, we act as the Forest of Dean lead district provider, offering FREE 1:1 digital support across our 6 safe and trusted Community Drop-in Hubs.


  • Coleford – Sixteen Community Cafe 

  • Lydney – Taurus Crafts 

  • Sedbury – Sedbury Space 

  • Mitcheldean – Mitcheldean Community Library 

  • Staunton – The Swan Community Hub 

  • Newent – The Chill Out Zone 

What does Digital Hubs aim to address? 


Not everyone sees why using the internet could be relevant and helpful

A Digital Hub can demonstrate the huge benefits 


Not everyone has the ability to use the internet and online services 

A digital Hub can provide 1:1 training 


Some people fear online crime, lack trust or don’t know where to start online 

A Digital Hub can increase confidence via trusted relationships  


Not everyone has the ability to connect to the internet and go online 

A Digital Hub can provide access to free equipment and internet 

Since starting the journey of Gloucestershire Digital Hubs Project, awareness and recognition of the project has grown and is now recognised as essential community-based approach to tackling digital exclusion across Gloucestershire.  


Notability, the project was highlighted in the Report of the Director of Public health 2022/23 - No Person is an island: Social connections in Gloucestershire, which also included video cased study of the project.    

You can also  download the PDF version (PDF, 5.2 MB)  of Director of Public health 2022/23 

For more information about the project visit the Digital Hub website HERE

To find out more, dates, times and locations for upcoming FVAF Community Digital Drop-in Hubs, contact Alex on or 01594 822073. 

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