The Greater Manchester Tech Fund
The Greater Manchester Technology Fund
In response to the increased cost of living in Britain and concerns around the impact of this on our poorest households, Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester has launched phase 3 of the Greater Manchester Technology Fund (GM Tech Fund).
What is the GM Tech Fund?
The Greater Manchester Technology Fund was first established in 2020 to support digitally-excluded young people with the technology and connectivity needed to continue their learning at home whilst schools and colleges were closed and continued to support students during the second closure in 2021.
To date the fund has supported a total over 3,500 people and 132 schools and colleges since it launched, thanks to the generous donations of local organisations and the business community.
How can you support it?
The Greater Manchester Technology Fund is another way that our businesses can contribute to the Greater Manchester effort to address digital and social exclusion and ensure local families have equal access to learning and opportunity, regardless of background or situation.
Phase 3 of the GM Tech Fund has now closed. However, there are several ways businesses can continue to support Greater Manchester residents:
- Offer skills and career support for both teachers and young people
- Volunteer with GMCA through the GM Careers Hub team, to support young people to engage with future pathways, learn about careers and realise their potential
- Join the Greater Manchester Databank
Why is the Tech Fund important?
Listen to stories from across Greater Manchester, highlighting the importance of funds such as the Tech Fund.
Get Online Greater Manchester
Get Online Greater Manchester is a new landing page designed to help residents access local, regional and national support to get online and build digital skills.
Get Online GM brings together the support available for residents to get online from across all ten Greater Manchester Local Authority Area's and across the UK, into one place to help you find the right support for you.
Access digital inclusion support on the Get Online GM landing page
TfGM donates IT equipment to Oldham school to support students at risk of digital exclusion (external website)
Local Authority Digital Inclusion Support
Residents can access support from their council to help them get online and develop digital skills