Donating in Barnsley

Laptops for Kids is a charitable organisation that facilitates the donation, secure erasure and distribution of used digital devices, enabling children from disadvantaged backgrounds to have access to the technology they need to participate in remote learning.

Barnsley

How it works:

Businesses, organisations and individuals should complete our donations form to advise of any devices that they would like to donate to the campaign.

We will accept laptops, tablets, desktops and chargers which meet the minimum specifications for use in schools.

Laptops for Kids will run certified secure erasure using Blancco on all donated devices.

Natterhub is providing access to digital literacy and safety content.

We are also raising funds to support the campaign in Barnsley via our gofundme page.


Minimum Specs

Device Required Preferred
Laptops
  • At least Intel i3 Processor or AMD equivalent
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • At least 128GB disk
  • Good cosmetic condition, with no damage to ports, screen, case
  • At least 1 hour usable battery life
  • Original, working charger
Tablets
  • Capable of running android 8 at a minimum
  • Good cosmetic condition, with no damage to ports, screen, case
  • At least 1 hour usable battery life
  • Original, working charger
Apple
  • iOS 13 at a minimum
  • Good cosmetic condition, with no damage to ports, screen, case
  • At least 1 hour usable battery life
  • Original, working charger
Desktop PCS
  • At least Intel i3 Processor or AMD equivalent
  • At least 4GB RAM
  • At least 128GB disk
  • Peripherals (monitor, keyboard, mouse, wires)
 
Spare laptop chargers n/a n/a

LTfK Drop Off Locations in Barnsley:

Hoyland Common Academy Trust

Contact: Tom Banham t.banham@hcacademytrust.education

Unit 4 Great Cliffe Business Park

Barnsley

S75 3SP


Drop-off point opening times: 

Monday to Friday

9am - 4pm

DMC 01

Contact: DMC@barnsley.gov.uk

County Way

Barnsley

S70 2JW


Drop-off point opening times: 

Monday to Friday

9am - 4pm

Allocation of donated devices


Schools in Barnsley


Please contact Horizon Community College who will be happy to discuss your laptop requirements.

Parents or Guardians in Barnsley


Please share details of the Laptops for Kids campaign with your child’s school and ask them to contact Horizon Community College for further details.


Contact us

Please complete our donations form to advise of any devices that you would like to donate to the campaign.


For any other queries, please contact: Jessica du Plessis - Jessica.duPlessis@webmartuk.com