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Getting Citizens Online




What is the ‘Getting Citizens Online Scheme’?

The internet is a wonderful resource and it’s for everybody. However, almost one in six Irish adults has never used the internet.

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment’s  ‘Getting Citizens Online Programme is, in line with the National Digital Strategy, focused on encouraging and empowering citizens to participate fully in Ireland’s digital economy and society.

The Programme includes a grant scheme to fund digital skills training for citizens who have never used the internet with a view to removing a key barrier to digital adoption. 

For more information check out the link to the department website below:

Getting Citizens Online

What is the ‘Getting Citizens Online Grant Scheme’?

A number of organisations have been awarded grants to help community and resources centres, and community organisations around the country to deliver basic IT Training, aimed at getting citizens online. Digital Skills for Citizens scheme, also check out the brochure below

What is FIT’s part in the Getting Citizens Online programme?

FIT is one of the organisations that has been awarded a grant to deliver training to centres around the country.  We are running the course using one of our short programmes aimed at eInclusion. We have a student manual and a training manual, that we provide to trainers and students who are taking part in the programme.

How do I get involved?

As a community centre/ organisation

If you are part of a community centre, resource centre, telecentre or other community organisation that provides training, you can get involved by contacted FIT’s Community Coordinator, Helen Mahon at

As a citizen looking to get online

If you are residing in Ireland and you are looking to learn more about the internet, or if you are looking on behalf of an individual who would like to learn about basic IT and using the internet. You can see below the list of centres that are delivering training under the ‘Getting Citizens Online programme’ throughout the year. For further information you can contact FIT’s Community Coordinator, Helen Mahon at




List of Centres involved through FIT

  • Avoundhu Centres, Co Cork
  • Bailieborough Development, Co Cavan
  • Ballycommon Development, Co Offaly
  • Ballycommon Telework Training Centre, Co Offaly
  • Ballymun Adult Ready & Write, Dublin 9
  • Ballymun Job Centre, Dublin 9
  • Belgard Community Centre, Dublin 24
  • CDETB Adult Education Centre, Finglas, Dublin 11
  • Digital Hub in Association with Borrisocane, Co Tipperary
  • Digital Marketing & Training Consultant Innovation Works, Co Clare/ Co Tipperary
  • Kerry Flyer
  • Meath Jobs Club
  • Knockanrawley Rersource Centre, Co Tipperary
  • NCU, Dublin 9
  • No Limits, Portlaosie, Co Laois
  • n3xtg3nov8ion, Co Dublin/ Co Wicklow
  • People Resource Centre, Nationwide
  • Southwest Wexford CDP
  • Terenure Enterprise Centre, Dublin 6


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Getting Citizens Online was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by admin