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Digital inclusion initiative for North West Leicestershire youths – open for applications!

Young people aged 11-19 years old and based in North West Leicestershire can get a laptop, along with support with internet connectivity and digital skills, thanks to the Digital Poverty Alliance.

The Digital Poverty Alliance are working with Barratt Developments PLC and The Barratt Foundation to support 90 young people in North West Leicestershire to get online.

Digital poverty is an issue for 1 in 5 children in the UK, who don’t have access to a device, internet connectivity, and/or the skills to use them safely. The tech4youth initiative will benefit youths in North-West Leicestershire with a laptop, digital skills workshops, and connectivity support if they need it.

The laptops are not a loan or a rental – it is yours, for good.

How does it work?

Applicants will be asked a few short questions and someone from the community (like a teacher, councillor, librarian, GP or social worker) will need to agree to also confirm that you need a laptop.

As this project is supporting young people in their home, the applicant must either be the parent or care giver of the young person (who must be aged 11-19) – or you can apply yourself if you are aged 16-19 – and you must not have access to a suitable device.

Applications are open now. You can apply for a laptop at 

If you would prefer a paper application form, text 07984 445476 starting your text T4Y, and include your name, street address and post code – an application form will be sent to you by post.

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