Laptops for children in West Yorkshire

According to new analysis from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, based on data from Ofcom and ONS, there are at least 116,000 families in Yorkshire and the Humber without access to a laptop, tablet or desktop computer, around 10 per cent of the total population - Yorkshire Post  , 11th January 2020.

Every £259 raised will buy a Chromebook for children on our waiting list
. Our aim is to make a difference so every penny from this fundraiser will be directed towards devices and computer peripherals to support a child's learning - headteachers tell us that mice are important!



We are currently working with over 50 partners across West Yorkshire who have made referrals to request over 200 digital devices. That's the extent of our waiting list today and it's ever-increasing.


As you know the vast majority of children are now learning remotely from school at home. Another lockdown means more children need a digital device to get online and achieve their potential, and we know from headteachers that many children in our region still have no access or limited access to a computer.

So to support those headteachers on our ever-growing waiting list, we're fundraising to purchase new Chromebooks for children and young people who need them to continue their online education. 

With your support we'll buy from local computing suppliers and distribute across the region via senior leaders in schools. They'll continue to support children to get safely online once they receive the device.

We know that times are hard and small donations will make a real difference when they all add up. We really do appreciate your help, every little counts.


About Digital Access West Yorkshire

We came together in April 2020 as a group with a range of experience across the cultural and education sectors, specialising in culture and engagement, the role of play and digital access. We’re joined by a commitment to just do whatever small bit we can, and a sense that digital access is both useful in itself, but also its connection to other capabilities (online services, connecting with others etc).

You can find out more about Digital Access West Yorkshire  and updates on our website and Twitter newsfeed.



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