Chromebook Laptops for Manchester Residents

We have recently been provided information about a digital inclusion scheme that aims to distribute 400 Google Chromebook laptops to residents in need over the coming weeks.

Manchester City Council is currently providing a free Chromebook to 400 residents. These devices will be for the resident to keep and will have free internet until the end of March 2021, to help them to stay connected with friends and family. Every resident who receives a Chromebook will also be allocated a ‘buddy’ who can give the resident telephone support and ask a few set questions so the project proponents can evaluate the scheme.

We have been given an opportunity to nominate a few eligible parents and carers.

To be eligible, you need to:

  • Be aged 19+,
  • Be a resident of Manchester, AND
  • Have no fit for purpose internet access at home.

You also need to meet one or more of the following:

  • Have a long term health condition,
  • Have a disability,
  • Be of low income,
  • Be 65 or over.

Supply is very limited and the deadline for nominations is on Tuesday, 10th November, so please contact us ASAP if you are eligible.

Please give us the following details when you request nomination:

  • Your name
  • Your telephone number
  • All criteria that you personally meet

Once we’ve forwarded the nominations, a Manchester City Council staff member will give you a ring to see how highly you meet the criteria.

Please note that, as there is limited supply, nominations do not guarantee that you will be awarded a device.


Please visit the Manchester City Council website to learn more about this digital inclusion scheme.

By | 2020-11-05T19:45:26+00:00 November 5th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |


  1. Julie Home March 22, 2022 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Are there places in north manchester were you can apply for a free chrome book laptop , I was told about this at my well being centre thank you Julie Home

    • lifted-kate April 18, 2022 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Hi Julie, Thank you for contacting us. Talbot House in North Manchester (Moston) might be able to support you with applying for the chrome book.

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