ThickSkin’s Digital Access Fund offers mobile data top-ups for 12 – 25 year olds.


This is a new offer to help young people in isolation access the arts online and stay connected during lockdown.

Each data top up is worth £15 (approx 5-10GB depending on your network).

We currently have 20 data top-ups available for young people who have limited access to the internet during COVID-19.

The only criteria is the recipient must be:

  • Aged 12 – 25

  • Living in City of Manchester

  • Have a pay as you go phone

  • And that you would significantly benefit from this offer

We’ll carry on fundraising to extend the offer across the UK.

If you would like to help us make this happen, please donate to our crowdfunder:

If you are a young person and you would like to access this fund then click the button, complete the form and we will do the rest. Or you can ask another person to apply for you if you are currently without access.

If you know or work with young people who would benefit from the Digital Access Fund then please share this page with them and ask them to fill out the form or fill in the form on their behalf.

Data top ups will be applied directly to your chosen pay as you go device. We’ll also share a list of arts events online, wellbeing activities and info about other local organisations working with young people in Manchester.

For more information contact Producer, Steph Connell at


ThickSkin is the operating name of ThickSkin Theatre, a Registered Charity, no: 1188196