I’m calling for local groups to enter the TalkTalk Digital Heroes Awards 2013, a competition that recognises and rewards people who are using technology to help their communities.
The awards, now in their sixth year, have provided funding and support to 62 organisations across Britain, including various charities which have used technology to help children and youth, the homeless and people with disabilities.
The awards, run in partnership with the Daily Mirror and charities Citizens Online and Go ON UK, aim to recognise inspirational people who use technology to benefit their local community. Twelve winners, one from each region of the UK – voted for by the public – will each get £5,000 to enhance their digital projects, with one overall winner getting £10,000.
Digital plays an increasingly important role in everyday life, helping to improve the community and encourage the growth of small businesses. Digital Heroes is an initiative which recognises people and organisations who have worked hard to champion technology and make a difference to their community.
I hope that projects in Tower Hamlets will be able to benefit from this year’s competition and I will be encouraging local groups and individuals to enter.
The awards are now open for submissions at www.talktalkdigitalheroes.co.uk and the deadline for entries is August 14, 2013. The Twitter hashtag for the awards is #digitalheroes.