Together we can end digital<br />
poverty once and for all.</p>
<p>“My daughter Hannah is 8 years old and autistic. She loves all tech. She can now use her laptop when we are away from home and still be connected to her technology blanket. I have set the laptop up so that she is safe whist using it.”

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Digital poverty: The Facts

children home schooling during the pandemic did not have access to an appropriate device like a laptop.

%

of young people do not have access to a laptop or similar device.

%

of people offline can’t afford an average monthly broadband bill.

people are behind on their broadband bills.

Digital poverty impacts poverty

If we’re to solve poverty in the UK, we must address digital exclusion. Whether it’s accessing education, the social security system, job opportunities or cheaper gas and electricity, it’s a core part of how we live.

The growing divide

With each new development in technology, more people are left behind. This also makes existing inequities around race, gender, age, ability and income worse.

This is an urgent issue

The pandemic made us all more aware of the digital divide. Some initial progress was made in response, but we must go much further to address the determinants of digital poverty. Providing access to a device alone cannot end digital exclusion. 

How we define digital poverty

“The inability to interact with the online world fully, when where and how an individual needs to”.

Together we can end digital poverty.

Digital inclusion is not just a goal; it’s a necessity for a fair and equitable society. Your support through device donations or financial contributions directly combats digital poverty, empowering individuals and communities with essential digital access and skills. The Digital Poverty Alliance strives to bridge the digital divide by advocating for systemic change, enhancing digital literacy, and ensuring everyone has the connectivity they need to thrive in today’s world. 

Make an impact today! 

Together, we can bridge the digital divide, opening the door to vital resources like education, employment, healthcare, and beyond. Let’s unite in our mission to end digital poverty by 2030. Your support has the power to transform lives. 

Donate Devices

Help transform lives by donating your unused devices. Each contribution brings us closer to digital equity.

Donate here. 

Financial Support

We invite you to contribute today to support our mission. Your generosity is more than a donation; it’s an investment in a future where digital access is universal, empowering both individuals and communities.

Contribute here. 

Make a Pledge

Do you believe that digital poverty in the UK needs action to end by 2030?

Sign up to show that you care about ending digital poverty, and learn how you can support our mission.

Make a pledge.

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