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Accessing digital devices at home

HM Government support for laptops, tablets and internet access

Parents, carers and pupils cannot apply for laptops, tablets or internet access. They should contact their school for help accessing remote education.

Information for local authorities, academy trusts and schools about the devices, internet access and support available to provide remote education and access to children’s social care during coronavirus, should visit the HM Government website.

How to donate a device, or make a financial contribution, to support home learning

If you’re a business or individual who wishes to donate a device, or make a financial contribution, to support home learning, there are a number of organisations appealing for your help.

Business2Schools connects businesses and individuals with schools in their area. Over the last year, they have taken over £10m worth of furniture and tech that was being replaced in offices and given it new homes in schools across the UK.

The Restart Project publishes a list of computer reuse projects across the UK that accept individual donations, for reuse in the local community.

Computer Recyclers is a Digital Access for All (DAFA) processing partner. They refurbish donated IT equipment for resale, to generate revenue which allows DAFA to source the right equipment and distribute to schools that need assistance.

The Good Things Foundation’s DevicesDotNow campaign is asking for money to help buy tablets and laptops, as well as connectivity in the form of sims, dongles and mobile hotspots. Funds that you contribute will also be used to support community partners across the UK, enabling them to help society’s most vulnerable people use digital technology during the pandemic that will also before them in the long term

Livery Schools Link has launched a fundraising campaign to help buy devices and connections for the most disadvantaged students in schools who are suffering device poverty.