Our Network

The Online Centres Network - formerly UK online centres - is made up of more than 5,000 organisations based at the heart of hyper-local communities, each aiming to help people use digital technology to become more included, access essential services and take advantage of the opportunities the internet provides.

Every Online Centre is different, with some operating in libraries, community venues, leisure centres or shopping centres, as well as some in more unusual locations like pubs and cafes. Many centres also run outreach sessions, taking digital technology and access out to groups of people in places like care homes or tenants' associations.

What they all have in common is a commitment to digital and social inclusion, and to helping the hardest to reach.

Around 300 of our partner centres also receive funding from Good Things Foundation - on top of the network membership benefits -  to deliver specific projects and reach specific audiences and targets. Read more about the projects through which we fund the network.

Many Online Centres are also part of one or more of our Specialist Networks. These centres are experts in reaching some of the most isolated or in need audiences, and helping them use digital to be more included in society. Read more about our Specialist Networks.

Together we have helped 2 million people to use the internet and gain basic digital skills since April 2010.

 

 

of people helped in our network are 65+

of people helped in our network are disabled

of people helped in our network are unemployed