Get Online Greater Manchester’s Digital Skills Map

Date: January 11, 2024
Categories: 11-15 | 16-18 | 19-24 | 25+ | Featured

Your local directory of skills activities and support to get online 

Across Greater Manchester there is a range of support available, most of which is free or at a low cost, to help all of our residents to access the benefits the internet has to offer. This interactive map is intended for residents, families, communities and organisations to easily find local support and activities near them.

The Digital Skills Map is available on this web page, or click the button below to view the map on GMCA’s website and to find out more.

Image text reads "Digital Skills Map: Get Online Greater Manchester", on purple background with GMACS logo in the corner.

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To use the map in full screen, please open via this link Get Online Greater Manchester: Digital Skills Map

Type of support marked on the map 

Greater Manchester Databanks (marked in green) 

These are locations that provide free SIMS cards, with up to 12 months of mobile data, talk minutes and texts, to residents on low incomes who need it

Network of centres to get online (marked in blue) 

These are a network of community partners who are helping to tackle digital and social exclusion by providing free or low-cost access to computers and the internet.

Digital skills support sessions (marked in pink) 

These are local places offering friendly drop-in sessions or group sessions to develop basic digital skills for residents of all ages. Most of these skills sessions are for beginners who would like to become more confident online or get help to do a task.

How do I use the map?  

Simply zoom into your local area to view support that is available nearby. If the pin has a number on it, click for further details. The number means the location can support residents in several ways, to get online. Clicking on the pin will bring up a tab that includes an address, contact number, email, website and further information.

The Digital Skills Map team are continuing to work with the centres included in this map to make regular updates. However some opening times and times of digital skills classes may change without notice. Therefore, please contact your preferred location directly in advance to check details are correct, before your visit.