About IMDA Digital Access Programme
COVID-19 has catalysed a heightened interest and need by both individuals and families to be equipped with digital access and connectivity. These are essential for everyone in complying with public health directives, ensure access to trustworthy information, and stay connected through online means.
Digital Inclusion is for All
The Digital Access Programme equips low-income households, students, and persons with disabilities, with digital tools so that they can get connected and be empowered by technology. Over the years, the Home Access and NEU PC Plus Programmes which provide subsidised devices and broadband connectivity for low-income families have benefitted over 83,000 individuals.
As we embark on a nation-wide ‘Seniors Go Digital’ movement, it is important to encourage more seniors on board this digital journey, as digital solutions can help safeguard our seniors’ health and improve their quality of lives substantially. Under the latest initiative - Mobile Access for Seniors, needy seniors who aspire to go digital but lack the financial means to do so will be provided with further subsidy or support for the co-payment of devices such as smartphones, as well as mobile data. Through this, we aim to inspire seniors to widen their horizons and equip themselves with the digital skills to do so.
How You Can Help
Your donation will go to help low-income families and individuals who are not able to afford the co-payment of digital tools subsidised or in areas not supported under the current IMDA Digital Access Programmes. This will ensure that the digital aid is extended to benefit a wider population, so that everyone can go digital in a meaningful way.
IMDA has partnered Community Chest, the fundraising and engagement arm of the National Council of Social Service, to facilitate community donations to the IMDA Digital Access Programme. Through your donations, vulnerable elderly and low-income families will have access to relevant digital and connectivity tools, and be given equal opportunities to reap the benefits of the digital age.
By Cheque or Bank Transfer
Organisations interested to contribute to the cause can contact the Community Chest at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1800 210 2600.
Visit the fundraising webpage for the Digital Access Programme at go.gov.sg/SupportDigitalAccess to donate online, or scan the QR code below.
(Tax deductions applicable for donations above $10)