Families in Liverpool have a month left if they want to #GetConnected in this school year.
Families across Liverpool eligible for free school meals will receive a text message from the council reminding them that they are eligible to take up the council’s offer of a free 12-month 4G connection.
The commitment to get vulnerable families online is one of the council’s ten post-pandemic pledges
Families receive a MiFi router, meaning they can get online quickly and simply avoiding the need for an engineer visit.
Over 550 families have been connected since the start of the year with successful applications coming from all of the city’s 30 wards. Most connections have been sent to homes in Princes Park, Speke Garston, and Norris Green wards.
This year’s offer is due to close at the end of this term, Thursday 14 April, and will re-open at the start of the new school year in September.
Over 10,000 families who are eligible to receive income-related school meals were contacted by letter at the beginning of this year explaining that they were entitled to take up the offer.
If families want to take up the council offer they should read the full terms and conditions at www.liverpool.gov.uk/getconnected and complete the online form.