Become a partner.
Does your organisation believe in a world where everyone has equal access to the life changing benefits of digital? Do you believe that technology can be a powerful tool for positive change?
We recognise that access to technology, connectivity, digital literacy, support, and motivation are critical for individuals to thrive in today’s interconnected world. Unfortunately, millions of people in the UK still face barriers to digital inclusion, limiting their opportunities for education, employment, and social participation.
We are working to help these millions of people access the devices, connectivity, skills and support that they need – but we can only do this with your help.
Our goal is to bring together partners, champions, and compassionate individuals who aim to address all aspects of digital poverty and inequality for those who need it most, swiftly and comprehensively. To do that we work with corporate and public sector organisations to deliver innovative projects that alleviate digital poverty.
Why become a partner?
1 in 5 children home schooling during the pandemic did not have access to an appropriate device like a laptop.
26% of young people do not have access to a laptop or similar device.
53% of people offline can’t afford an average monthly broadband bill.
2.5 million people are behind on their broadband bills.
By partnering with us, you have the opportunity to make a significant impact on communities in need.
Your partnership will directly contribute to breaking the cycle of digital poverty and empower individuals and communities to access educational, social and employability support. You’ll be joining a roster of supporters who make a difference to real people’s lives.
As a paid partner, your organisation will gain increased visibility and recognition as a leader in corporate social responsibility. Showcase your commitment to ending digital poverty and inspire others to follow suit in support of your ESG goals.
Networking and Collaboration
Connect with other influential partners, stakeholders, and experts in the field. You will have the opportunity to collaborate on innovative projects, share best practice, and collectively amplify our impact in addressing digital poverty.
We are funded by donations from the public, organisations, and charities across the UK. Like many charities, we don’t receive government funding, so every partnership helps us grow our impact.
The Digital Poverty Alliance was originally established by seed-funding from Currys plc in 2021. Our project funding includes:
- Tech4Teachers 2022/23, funded by Intel and Barclays to distribute 700 laptops across England
- Tech 4 Prison Leavers, funded by Intel, supporting prisoners in London and the south east with devices and mentoring
- Tech4Families, funded by in-store customers of Currys plc to purchase laptops for children in five areas of the UK
Education is the cornerstone of a prosperous society, and teachers play a vital role in shaping the future. Tech4Teachers is a transformative program designed to equip educators with the digital equipment, skills and resources necessary to deliver high-quality, technology-driven education. By empowering teachers, we empower generations to come.
Re-entering society after incarceration can be a challenge, with digital exclusion posing a significant barrier to success. Tech4PrisonLeavers offers prison leavers laptops, as well as digital literacy training and support. We strive to empower former inmates to reintegrate into society, find employment, and build brighter futures.
Work with us
Partnering with us is a simple and rewarding process. By making a financial contribution, you directly support our initiatives and help us expand our reach. Your support can provide:
- Equipment for those in need: Supplying devices and internet connectivity to families who need help.
- Digital skills training: Enabling individuals of all ages to acquire essential digital skills for life – including education and employment.
- Proof-of-concept projects: Funding initiatives and projects that address digital poverty and foster digital inclusion.
Join a growing movement of change-makers dedicated to eradicating digital poverty in the UK. Together, we can end digital poverty once and for all.
Become a partner
Contact us today to learn more about partnership opportunities and how you can make a lasting difference in the lives of individuals and communities affected by digital poverty.