We are supporting lots of projects in our communities to boost the digital skills of our customers.


Digital initiatives in your neighbourhood

Greater Manchester and Cheshire

  • Hattersley Digital Hub – a digital drop in with support and computer access available. Every Wednesday at the Hub, Hattersley Rd, Hyde, SK14 3EQ.


  • Digital Hub – a digital drop in with support and computer access available. 1st Call, Accrington Arndale, Unit 20, Union St, Cornhill, Accrington, BB5 1EX.


  • Community Internet Café – get free access to computers and internet. Every Tuesday, 10am – 1pm at Halton Community Shop, Priory House, Runcorn, WA7 2FS.
  • Tea and Tech – A free drop in session for beginners to learn basic skills, share tips and experiences. No booking required.
    • Kirkby Library, every Monday, 10.15am – 11.15am
    • Stockbridge Library, every Monday, 2pm – 5pm
    • Prescot Library, every Monday, 3pm to 4pm
    • Halewood Library, every Thursday, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
    • Huyton Library, every Friday, 10am – 1pm
  • Knowsley Digital Buddies – free one-to-one support sessions to help you feel more confident using the internet and online services. For more information:



Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are free intensive and flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, giving people the opportunity to build up sector specific skills and fast track to an interview with a local employer. These courses are fully funded and for adults aged 19 or over.

Designed with employers, participants will gain the in-demand skills to move into or progress in their chosen sector. Participants will be offered a guaranteed job interview upon completion.



Digital support at libraries

There is digital support and access available at various libraries across most local authority areas. Please click on the link below for your area or search for your local authority.

Greater Manchester

Cheshire East





Get support and become involved

At Onward, we want to make sure our customers’ voice is at the heart of everything we do. If you want to influence our digital approach then please join our Customer Digital group by emailing our Customer Engagement team on

If you would like to set up a digital project and require funding then please submit an application to our Onward Community Fund, or if you would like to discuss your project idea with us then please contact a member of the Social Investment team on 0300 555 0600 or e-mail us at