Get help Help FAQs Can I apply for a laptop for my child? We can fund laptops for children aged between 14-18 years. This is because we consider laptops as an essential study tool for children between these ages. If your child is under the age of 14 years we require a supporting letter from your child’s main education provider, e.g. headteacher, stating why it is essential your child has a laptop to support their studies. Please note: even with a supporting letter it is still not guaranteed we would be able to fund a laptop for your child. Find out more about the items we fund.