The Greater Manchester Technology Fund
The Greater Manchester Tech Fund was launched by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham in April 2020, in response to the first lockdown, to support young learners facing digital isolation with the technology and connectivity needed to continue their learning at home.
During Phase 1 & 2 of the Greater Manchester Tech Fund over 1,300 young people were supported thanks to support from a wide range of organisations including AO, Arup, Auto Trader, Huawei, Boohoo, Beechfield Brands, Irwell Insurance Company and many more.
The Greater Manchester Tech Fund has now transitioned from an emergency response supporting young learners whilst schools were closed, to a long-term support scheme to help tackle digital exclusion in communities across Greater Manchester.
How can you help?
We are now appealing to the individuals to donate their unused/old devices to be repurposed to help someone digitally excluded in your local community.
Donate your old laptops or tablets to the Greater Manchester Tech Fund and we will redistribute them to someone in need local to you.Find your nearest donation centre and donate now
How to access support
Support to help Greater Manchester residents at risk of digital exclusion is also available through the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities
Young people in Greater Manchester who are currently in education can access support through the Prince's Trust Development Awards which help young people cover the cost of course fees, tools or equipment to achieve their goals.