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Last updated January 2020

Foothold launch new website

The engineering charity (formally IET Connect) launches a new website offering specialist support

Foothold, the Institution of Engineering and Technology Benevolent Fund, has announced a new website, aiming to support 3000 people a year by 2022.

In response to the latest member research in 2019 which showed that many engineers were not aware of the support they could access, the charity has launched a new website in the final step of a full rebrand.

Li-Anne Quinn, Foothold’s Marketing and Communications Manager said: “We’re very committed to our goal of supporting 3000 people a year by 2022, and to do that we wanted to augment our support (previously only through phone calls and emails) by having a website that also acts as a form of support. We hope that by doing this, more people are able to find the help they need at the moment they need it.”

The new, accessible website will provide specialist resources, from wellbeing and money advice, to legal factsheets and guidance for carers. The resources have been made available free to anyone visiting www.myfoothold.org.

With grant-giving charities such as Foothold supporting almost half a million people in the UK last year alone, according to data from Association of Charitable Organisations, Foothold ‘s new website is another source of specialist support for the engineering community worldwide.

Source: Foothold