About Laptops for All

Laptops for All aims to increase access to learning, enterprise and communication for people of all ages. Originally launched in 2020 as Laptops for Kids, our non-profit campaign sourced donations of 15,000 new and used devices, carried out secure erasure and distributed to schools according to need across the North of England. Now we are focusing on addressing the wider digital divide in society.

We are urging individuals and businesses to donate their unwanted tech to the campaign. All data will be wiped and devices will be repurposed before being allocated to individuals and households by our partner organisations and charities. We are also inviting people to sponsor a laptop, allowing us to provide devices free of charge while continuing to cover all costs associated with the repair and refurbishment process.

We are working with a range of charities and organisations across Sheffield to help us identify those most in need of a device. We would be delighted to hear from you if you work with individuals and families who are digitally excluded and would benefit from a laptop to access learning opportunities and other essential online services such as communication, grocery shopping and healthcare. Our current partners include: Age UK, The Food Works and Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care.

If you are a parent or guardian who would like to apply for a laptop for a pupil, please ask the school to contact Learn Sheffield in order to discuss their overall requirements. Schools are also invited to contact Learn Sheffield in the first instance.

If you would like to sponsor a device or make a cash donation to support the project, please visit our GoFundMe page - thank you for your support.

Laptops for All

Sponsor a laptop

We are inviting individuals and businesses to sponsor a laptop for £60. Your generosity will mean that we will be able to provide laptops free of charge to recipients. They will be able to access educational courses, pay bills online, contact friends and family and much more which will make a real difference. Thank you!

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Donate a laptop

If you have a device that you no longer use and would like to donate this to the Laptops for All scheme, please complete our donations form in the first instance; it will help us to divert your device through the appropriate process. Once the team has taken a look at the specs of your device, if they meet the requirements for use by the programme, we will be in touch with drop-off information.

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Apply for a laptop

We are welcoming applications from charities and third sector organisations on behalf of individuals and families who do not currently have access to a device, dongle or data.

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Apply for a laptop

Are you able to help connect recipients to the internet?

We also have dongles available and are delighted to be working with Vodafone's Charities Connected scheme, offering Pay as You Go SIMs (20GB data plus unlimited calls and texts each month for a period of six months) at no charge.

Who is eligible to apply for a laptop?

Charities and organisations can apply for a device for individuals and households who they have identified as:

  • Being without access to a device at home.
  • Requiring a device to complete activities such as paying bills, completing an educational course, accessing online communication channels and healthcare services or engaging in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

How can my organisation apply for laptops?

We invite organisations to complete our application form – we will then be back in touch with you as soon as possible.

Contact Us

  • Telephone - 0114 3030627
  • Email - laptopsforkids@wandisco.com
  • Post - Laptops for All ℅ WANdisco International, Castle House, 3rd Floor, Angel St, Sheffield S3 8LN