Barratt Homes and Digital Poverty Alliance provide devices and skills to underprivileged children in Leicestershire

Barratt Homes and the Digital Poverty Alliance (DPA) have partnered to provide electronic devices, broadband connectivity and digital literacy to underprivileged children in Leicestershire.


In the joint scheme, Tech4Youth, volunteers from Barratt Homes plc are delivering one-to-one support sessions to train young people with the digital skills they need in the digital world, enabling them to access essential services like online learning for school. Barratt Homes is helping to fund the scheme.


Young people between the ages of 11 and 19 can sign up online – register for Tech4Youth here – where they will have access to digital literacy workshops, devices such as a laptop, and support with broadband. 


Tech4Youth represents a crucial step towards addressing digital poverty among people in Northwest Leicestershire. By providing access to devices, connectivity, and essential digital skills, we aim to empower the next generation and ensure that no one is left behind in the digital age,” said Elizabeth Anderson, CEO of the Digital Poverty Alliance. “We are grateful for the support of Barratt Homes Foundation, and the dedication of the staff who will be volunteering their time to make this initiative a success. We can make a tangible difference to the lives of young people, opening up new opportunities and pathways for their future.”


According to research from Deloitte and the Digital Poverty Alliance, digital poverty currently impacts an estimated one in five children across the UK, directly impacting them as they become young adults and restricting their access to education.


Andy Button-Stephens, Head of Barratt Foundation commented:The team at Barratt are proud to support the Digital Poverty Alliance in launching the Tech4Youth scheme to support young people in the local area. We are committed to supporting the next generation and volunteers from Barratt Developments PLC are excited to make a positive impact in the local community. Together, we can empower young people and bridge the digital divide”.


For more information about the Tech4Youth scheme, please visit: Tech4Youth (