Internet access

The Get help with technology programme offers grant funding to help children and young people connect to the internet when face-to-face education is disrupted.

Grant funding

Schools, trusts, local authorities and further education providers can get government-funded support to help disadvantaged pupils in years 3 to 13 to access the internet where face-to-face education is disrupted due to coronavirus (COVID-19). It covers costs incurred between 1 September 2021 and 4 February 2022.

For tips on assessing the current resources that students and pupils have, understanding access needs and helping them to navigate coverage and tariff options visit finding out about internet access needs.

The funding claim form will be available in January 2022 through ESFA. Read about the eligibility criteria and conditions of the grant.

If you have any questions about the internet access grants, visit our Get support page.

4G wireless routers

If you were given 4G wireless routers by DfE before 31 August 2021, you’ll need to reset them and replace the SIM cards to continue to use them.