THOUSANDS OF HOUSEHOLDS are being encouraged to take advantage of the government’s computer Home Access programme.
The scheme is designed to boost the educational achievements of children from lower income families and offers the chance to claim free computers and internet access.
Computer and internet skills are becoming increasingly important and in many jobs they’re absolutely essential.
The Home Access programme will provide more than a quarter of a million families with children aged 7 to 14 with the right to apply for grants to buy computers and online connections.
If you are a low income family and in receipt of certain benefits (see Information for Parents) you could qualify. Have a look at the Home Access website to check if you’re eligible for a grant.