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Residents, small businesses and community groups can find details of our enjoyable and interactive community-based initiatives on the Projects page, or explore the Outreach programme.

Businesses, stakeholders and organisations can select the relevant Workstream and discover how digital inclusion can produce mutual benefits: for employee and employer; individual and community.

Follow the links below to view details of local organisations that provide:

  • Training and computer courses
  • Free or low-cost access to computers and the Internet
  • View a list of resources that can provide help, advice and instructions.
  • Bristol City Council announced in January 2010 that up to 5,000 families in Bristol could benefit from free computers and broadband web access to help with learning at home. Through Home Access, families will be able to claim ‘credit’ that will enable them to purchase a computer with internet supply for one year and technical support. It is anticipated that the first families will be getting connected over the next couple of months.

Bristol champion for Home Access, businesswomen and mother Jaya Chakrebarti, said: “I am working with the project board to help ensure that the families that will benefit can make the most of this opportunity. As a mother, an employer of fresh young talent and a self-confessed geek-girl, I can absolutely vouch for how access to this sort of technology and connectivity can change the aspirations and achievements of young people.”

Government agency Becta will be running the programme. To apply for a Home Access grant, call the Becta national helpline on 0333 200 1004. Grants will be made on a first come, first served basis. If Bristol families need help with filling in the form they can call 0117 352 6000.

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