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So you want to donate your laptop?

​Thank you so much! We accept laptops which:

  • Switch on

  • Have a built-in camera

  • Are no more than 8 years old

 

Please make sure it is suitable. We do not accept laptops which:

  • Show no signs of life

  • Couldn't fit into a medium sized backpack

  • Have a sticker by the trackpad which says 'Celeron' or 'Pentium'  

We have these restrictions and only provide good quality tech to our recipients because we think they are worth it, and we want them to know we believe in them. There's a good chance we can turn your 'seen better days' laptop into something high functioning and reliable. If you think your laptop is 'probably too old', then you're probably right. Check out the organistions below who may be able to take your older laptop and make it useful for someone! 

We'd have loved to be able to help, but our size at the moment means we can't transform every laptop. You can help us grow by making a donation or check out these organisations who will be able to help

If you are a school, college or local authority representative you can apply to the government's scheme here

If you are a school, college or local authority representative you can apply to the government's scheme here

What happens next?

  1. You - our next laptop donor - fill out the Google form by clicking the button above.

  2. We double check your laptop fits our criteria 

  3. We pick your laptop or device up, wipe or replace the hard drive so your data is deleted, and then one of our IT volunteers refurbishes it with new hardware and software. Prefer to wipe it yourself? Guidance here.

  4. Then we pass it to refugee who has been referred to us by one of our partner organisations

Other Organisations

We'd have loved to be able to help, but our size at the moment means we can't transform every laptop. You can help us grow by making a donation or check out these organisations who will be able to help

If you are a school, college or local authority representative you can apply to the government's scheme here

London 

Mer-IT

Mer-IT has been tackling the digital divide since 2013, offering a computer to anyone who wants one, as well as running vocational courses. They will take your old (and broken) laptops and computers for their students to practice on! Here’s what they will and won’t take, and here’s how to donate your tech to them.

North London 

Community Laptops

Community Laptops are distributing working laptops to those in need in North London, to address the community inequalities that have been exacerbated by the Pandemic. They take laptops in working condition that were manufactured after 2010. You can donate your tech to them here, and find out more about what they accept here.

East London 

Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap are working hard to address digital and educational inequality in their borough of Hackney. They accept devices manufactured after 2012. You can donate your old tech to them here.

South London 

Lambeth Tech Aid

Lambeth Tech Aid have been up and running since March 2020, refurbishing disused tech and distributing it to those in need; young care-leaver, refugees, women identified by women’s aid groups and families with no recourse to public funds. Here’s some FAQ's about what they will and won’t take, and this is how to donate your old tech if you’re based in South London.

West London 

Ready Tech Go

Ready Tech Go provides technological equipment and support to anyone of any age or background without access to it in West London. They accept a range of devices in different conditions, and if they can’t fix it, they’ll recycle it. Here’s how to donate to them.

North of England

My Outsourced IT

My Outsourced IT is repurposing old hardware to tackle digital exclusion in Manchester. Donate your old tech to them here.

Solidaritech

Solidaritech have a similar approach to Screen Share, refurbishing donated laptops and passing them on to adult asylum seekers and refugees in Bradford. Here’s how you can donate your old tech to them.

West of England

DigiLocal

DigiLocal are providing laptops for vulnerable young people and families in Bristol. They accept Windows laptops in good working condition. For more info on what they’re looking for and how to donate your laptop, take a look here.

Midlands

Birmingham Education Partnership

Birmingham Education Partnership are providing laptops to support families and children in need in Birmingham. Here’s how you can find out more about their requirements and donate your old laptop.

South of England

Tech-Takeback

Tech-Takeback have been refurbishing and recycling tech since 2016, aiming to reduce e-waste primarily in Brighton. They take any device in any condition! You can donate your old tech to them here.

None take your fancy? Click on the names below for full directories of tech donation projects in the UK 

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