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. 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.
If you would like to make a cash donation to support the project, please visit our GoFundMe page - thank you for your support.
We are inviting individuals and businesses to sponsor a laptop for £60. Your generosity will mean that an individual who has applied for a laptop will be provided with one free of charge. 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!Sponsor More Info
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 donation 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.Donate More Info
We accept laptops or tablets with original chargers. Although we do our best to repurpose all devices in good working order, we would be grateful if you could check that your laptop or tablet meets our minimum specifications as outlined below:
Please complete our donations form, providing as much information as possible - we will review the specifications and contact you with further details. If we can accept your device we'll let you know where you can drop it off.
Each device is restored to its factory settings, all data is wiped clean and an operating system is reinstalled. We are working with global data security company Blancco which has donated erasure licences in support of the campaign. Certification to prove the process has taken place can be provided on request. Blancco is the leading provider of data erasure software and mobile diagnostics solutions. Blancco data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 15+ governing bodies and leading organisations around the world. No other data erasure software can boast this level of compliance with the rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories. If you'd like further details, please get in touch.
We are not currently accepting donations of desktops or screens. However, we would like to encourage all businesses who might have larger batches of desktops coming to the end of their life to consider recycling these, with any residual funds being donated to support the campaign. Please get in touch to discuss this option further with us.
We would be delighted if you would like to sponsor a laptop or make a cash donation. £60 would allow an individual who has applied for a device via the scheme to be provided with a laptop free of charge. Please visit our GoFundMe page to make your donation. Thank you for your support!
We aim to provide devices free of charge via our sponsorship scheme or if the condition, age or specifications are deemed to be lower than the standard we aim to supply. There may the option to purchase a laptop for £60.
We also have dongles available to purchase at £13 each. We 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.
You can apply for a laptop if:
Please complete our application form - we will then be back in touch with you as soon as possible to inform you of our decision.
The £60 covers the cost of repurposing the laptop - this might involve a repair such as replacing a screen or purchasing a charger if the original one was misplaced prior to donation.