Norfolk Community Foundation, working alongside Candour and Osiris Technologies, have launched the Plug The Gap Appeal to provide rapid delivery of digital services to those that need them most.
A lack of computer equipment is rapidly widening the opportunity gap for some of the most disadvantaged young people in Norfolk.
With your help, we are ready to act now…
Working in partnership with local charities and Candour, a digital agency based in Norwich, and Osiris Technologies, an IT firm with long experience of sourcing equipment for schools and charities, the aim is to reach those falling through the gaps that others can’t reach and ensure the rapid delivery of digital devices to those that need them the most.
There are currently estimated to be over 6,000 children in Norfolk without a device to take part in remote learning. However, our charities are aware of a large number that are falling through the gaps in government provision because of extreme circumstances.
For example, over 700 16-17 year-olds were recorded as not in education or employment or training in Norfolk last year. Exclusion is also an issue for thousands of Norfolk children, affecting their access to schools‘ provision. These are just some of the children and young people who are likely to miss out again.
This new equipment will provide access to learning and opportunity through the pandemic and beyond – new equipment for those that urgently need new hope and a feeling that they deserve it.
With your help we can provide new equipment to the cared for, the young carers, the excluded, the vulnerably housed and the forgotten.
Donate online quickly and securely using the donation form on this page, or alternatively please make a cheque payable to Norfolk Community Foundation (referencing the Plug the Gap appeal) and send it to Norfolk Community Foundation, St. James Mill, Whitefriars, Norwich, NR3 1TN, or telephone us on 01603 623958.