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Salford's Tablet Gifting Scheme Closure

Applications closed for the tablet gifting scheme

This scheme is now closed.  We are now in the process of working through the hundreds of applications, each of which must be considered by our panel.  We are aiming to get in touch with each applicant by Friday the 25th of June.

 

Salford’s Digital Providers Network secured 500 Lenovo tablets to gift to digitally excluded low-income residents, and after a fantastic response from the community we are closing down applications in order to process them all.  Each application will be considered for approval by our panel.

Successful applicants will receive wraparound support in using their tablet to ensure they feel safe, confident, and comfortable online. We can also identify free public access wi-fi in your area.

It’s part of Salford’s Digital Everyone drive – helping everyone benefit from the digital revolution and making sure no-one gets left behind.

The scheme is being run by the Salford Digital Providers Network which brings together the council and more than 40 community, third sector, private and partner organisations. We come together to coordinate and deliver digital inclusion activities for vulnerable and excluded residents. The network provides readily available and ongoing digital support via our online centres that are placed in the heart of our communities.

We hit our limit of applications in less than a month, highlighting very clearly how much the people of Salford want to get online.  Here at the Digital Inclusion team we would love to offer a similar programme in the future, so keep an eye on Salford City Council's social media and the Digital Everyone website for announcements regarding any new schemes we are able to offer.

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Digital Everyone

The Digital Everyone project is part of Salford’s aim to become a Digital City, an ambition which forms part of our wider vision for a better, fairer Salford to improve resident’s lives.

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