Join the network

As part of our mission to ensure that everyone can benefit from digital, we're looking for organisations who want to join our movement to drive social change. To do this you could help by:

  • Supporting people to improve their digital skills and confidence
  • Distributing data to people on low incomes in your community
  • Distributing devices to people on low incomes in your community

so everyone can enjoy the skills and connectivity to thrive in a digital world.

If you can provide a welcoming space for your community members, a supportive learning experience and/or access to the internet for your learners - we would love you to join us! Take a look at our step by step guide for instructions about how to join.



Benefits of joining the network

There are a number of benefits to joining the Online Centres Network:-

  • Opportunity to apply for grant funding, flexibly
  • Enhanced training programme, co-designed with Network Ambassadors (launched Autumn 2022)
  • Regular network events, with peer sharing and collaborative
  • Access to free data packages for people in your community
  • Access to devices for people in your community
  • Access to our free online platform, Learn My Way, helping your learners to gain digital skills and confidence.
  • Online resources, on a range of themes to help you run your centre and support learners
  • Advocacy with a national voice. We are mission led and focused on changing lives and using our collective impact to influence change at a national level.

What we need from you...

    By joining our free Network, your organisation is joining thousands across the UK who are working together to Fix the Digital Divide for Good. In return for all of the great, free membership benefits, we ask you to:

    Commit to supporting people in your communities with one or more of the following:

  • To develop basic digital skills - our free basic digital skills platform, Learn My Way is a fantastic resource for this.
  • To access free mobile data via the National Databank.
  • To access a digital device via the National Device Bank.(when launched).
  • Embed digital inclusion into your support and services. We’ve got lots of free resources, training and peer support events that can help with this
  • Let us know about the progress you are making, the challenges you are facing and how you are finding our support and services by completing our twice-yearly members survey.