About Getting Started
As part of our fight against digital exclusion, Age Action's Getting Started programme delivers training on computers, the internet and mobile phones to people over the age of 55.
Since 2006 Age Action has trained over 14,500 older people in 12 counties with the assistance of thousand of volunteer tutors. The training takes place in small classes groups and runs in libraries, community centres, family resource centres, corporate offices, and housing complexes for older people.
Funding has come from a variety of sources such as government grants, private corporations, charitable foundations and Dublin City Council. The Getting Started programme has received government funding since 2009 under the Department of Communication, Energy and Natural Resources BenefIT scheme for digital inclusion.
Age Action partnered with Limerick Community Connect, Dublin City University and National University of Ireland Galway to train 4,600 people between November 2011 and November 2012 as part of BenefIT 3 scheme. The programme is looking for funding to continue its work in 2013.
Age Action runs classes in Dublin, Kildare, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Cork.