Where to donate your computer to local people: community reuse projects in the UK

During the pandemic, our need to stay connected remotely increased. But not everyone has an adequate device to access the internet. One poll of teachers revealed that 88% had students they believed were falling behind due to lack of access to online learning. And others are also in need of a functioning device.

Civil society has stepped up. Community groups and local initiatives across the UK are asking people to donate their old laptops, computers and other electronic items. They fix and upgrade these devices and distribute them to locals in need, sometimes in partnership with a local small charity. This work is vital.

The local dimension is important to us, the Restart Project, as we’ve been working with local communities since 2013 to help them repair electronics.

If you have time, read more about us and how you can get involved in helping us dismantle the e-waste mountain. Your own volunteer time and knowledge can make a real difference! Lastly, learn more about thorough data erasure on our Wiki. Projects will do this for you, but you can use our Wiki to learn more and verify the process with the group you are donating to.


Where to donate your computer

Here we list computer reuse projects across the United Kingdom that accept individual donations for reuse in the local community. Many projects are also looking for cash donations.

Quick jump links

England: East Midlands; East of England; London; North East; North West; South East; South West; West Midlands; Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales: Wales

Scotland: Scotland



East Midlands

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
Buxton (Derbyshire)The Zink ProjectLaptopsEmail Jane or call 075079 37554 to arrange a collection or drop off.People in need of a device to apply for jobs, access training or improve their IT skills
High Peak, Derbyshire, Tameside, Greater ManchesterPCrefurbComputers, Monitors, Phones, Tablets, PrintersFill in this formCharities, community groups, individuals in need, students
North Nottinghamshire (Bassetlaw)Worksop TechcyclersLaptops, tablets, monitors, PCs, cables (USB, HDMI, etc..), USB plugs, laptop chargers, keyboards and mice. Broken devices accepted for repair and refurbishing.Email to arrange a collectionLocal schools or charities supporting families and students without adequate access to technology for remote learning.
NottinghamNottingham Schools TrustLaptopsEmail FrancesStudents
West Derbyshire, East NottinghamshireOckbrook and Borrowash TechcycleLaptops, tablets, e-readers, monitors, computers, mobile phones, cables (USB, HDMI, etc..), USB plugs, laptop chargers, SD cards, Anything related to Raspberry PIs or kids in tech.Email to arrange a drop off.Donated devices are split between local schools, home without access to technology, local charities or community groups.

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East England

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
Aylsham (Norfolk)Rotary Club of Aylsham
LaptopsEmail MikeLocal students in need
CambridgeshireCambridge OnlineLaptops, Monitors, Mice, Keyboards, Tablets, Smartphones, SmartspeakersEmail to enquirePeople in need
Cambridgeshire & PeterboroughCambs Youth PanelLaptopsEmail to enquireLocal students
EssexEvery Child OnlineLaptopsEmail to enquireLocal students
Luton (Bedfordshire)Luton Learning LinkLaptops, tablets, desktop PCS
Less than 5 years old
Fill in the form at the bottom of this page.Students
NorfolkPlug the GapLaptops, desktops, tablets, and any peripheralsFill in the form on this pageAnyone in need such as, young people, or for use in community cafes
St AlbansComputer Friendly St AlbansLaptops, tabletsEmail to enquireLocal residents

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LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
London - BromleyRotary BeckenhamLaptopsEmail PeterLocal primary schools
London - (City-wide pickups)Little Lives UKComputer, laptop or PC screen, TVChildren and families in need
London - Drop-off in ClerkenwellMer-ITLaptops, computersFill in this form to arrange a collection or drop off.

Drop off point at: Mer-IT Digital, Finsbury Business Centre, 40 Bowling Green Lane, London, EC1R 0NE.
Local residents, giving highest priority to families with several children at and no computer devices in the home.
London - City-wideREFEO (Refugee Education For Equal Employment Opportunities)Laptops (with Windows 7 or above)
Apple laptops (any)
Cables and chargers
Mariam Diakite to arrange a donation.
Refugees and asylum seekers
London - HackneyBridge the GapLaptops, Ipads, Tablets, Desktops, Mobile phones, Gaming consoles and PrintersFill in this form Local residents
London - Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, WestminsterReady Tech GoLaptops, tablets, donglesFill in this form

Residents near the Imperial College White City campus can also fill in this form to book a drop off.
Local residents in need referred by another organisation
London - HarrowHarrow Sustain ITLaptopsFill in this form Local charities and community partners
London - GreenwichAccess Support and ResourcesLaptops, TabletsEmail IvisLocal residents
London - LambethCommunity Tech Aid (formerly Lambeth Tech Aid)Laptops, tablets, desktops, monitors, smartphones, chargers, computer accessoriesFill in this form.Anyone in need. Distribution via local community organisations.
London - LewishamCatbytesLaptops, tablets, desktops, monitors, smartphones, chargers and computer accessories
Email Damian or call 07939288079 to arrange a donation.Students, families, individuals without digital access
London - NorthCommunity LaptopsLaptopsEmail to enquireMarginalised communities
London - Tower HamletsTech Inclusion UKLaptops, desktop PCs, tablets, mobile phones and cablesFill in this formStudents
London - WandsworthPower to ConnectLaptops, tablets, desktop computersFill in this form Local residents in need
London - Wandsworth, Merton and KingstonKeep Kids Connected (Part of Dons Local Action Group)Laptops, tabletsFill in the online form Local students in need

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North East

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Country DurhamDonate DigitalLaptops, PC's, Tablets, Charger Cables and ScreensFill in this form Young people in need
Tees ValleyFurbditDesktops, laptops, tablet, phones, consoles, printers, monitorsRegister via the websiteVulnerable people via registered distributers/organisations

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North West

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
Fleetwood (Lancashire)West Fleetwood Computer ClinicLaptops, computersDistribution via local charities
Lancaster & MorecambeLancaster and Morecambe MakersLaptopsFill in this formStudents
Manchester and Greater ManchesterMDC/LifeshareLaptops, computersFill in the donation form on their websiteVulnerable people via community partner clients
Manchester (Dukinfield)ZenTec Network SolutionsDesktops, Monitors, Laptops, TabletsEmail to enquireChildren in need
WhitworthWhitworth Men's ShedLaptops, desktop computers, mobile phones, tabletsEmail to enquireLocal residents

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South East

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
Basingstoke & Deane (Hampshire)ReBoot ITLaptops, tablets, webcams, mice, Apple Mac desktopsEmail to enquireVulnerable adults and children
BrightonTech-TakebackPCs, Tablets, Laptops, Smartphones, Data Storage (Hard Drives, USBs, Memory Cards etc), Network Devices, Other TechFill in this form or download The ZeroNet mobile app on iOS or Android to request a collection.People in need. Distributed in partnership with digital inclusion charities including Digital Brighton & Hove and with local reuse charities.
EastbourneTechResortLaptops Fill in formLocal residents in need, students
EastbourneTubbs Computer SuppliesComputers, laptops, accessoriesEmail ChrisLocal residents in need
Epsom, Ewell and LeatherheadEpsom & Ewell FoodbankLaptops, tabletsDonations can be dropped off at the Foodbank Resource Centre, Ruxley Lane, Ewell, KT19 0JGLocal school students
Hampshire (North East region)The Lions Club of FleetLaptops, computersEmail to enquireStudents
Horley (Surrey)Level Up Laptop AppealLaptopsStudents
Kent (East)Top up to TeachLaptops, tabletsFill in the contact formLocal students
Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire)Laptops For Students MKLaptops, desktops, tablets, monitorsFill in the formLocal students
North OxfordshireThrive NorthoxLaptops Email to arrange collection or drop offLocal residents
OxfordOxford IT BankLaptops, tablets, desktop PCsEmail to arrange collection or drop-offLocal students, refugees and vulnerable people
Redhill Reigate Banstead (Surrey)Level UpLaptopsEmail or phone 07776 705773Students, young people
Wantage (Oxfordshire)The MixLaptopsEmail to enquireLocal residents in need

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South West

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
CornwallPL24RebootWindows laptopsFill in the contact formLocal students
Crewkerne and surroundingsMerriott Social ClubLaptops, tabletsDrop off in the green bin up the alleyway to left of front door of Merriott Social Club, Lower Street, Merriott
or drop off at North Perrott Fruit Farm Shop, North Perriott.
Local schools
BristolDigilocalLaptopsDrop off points at several Avon Fire & Rescue stationsResidents in need
PlymouthBorrow don't buyDigital devices (e.g. laptops)Contact them via their website.Local residents in need
SomersetDonateITLaptops, tablets, desktop PCs, phonesDrop off at one of their drop off locations: https://www.donateit.co.uk/dropoff.pdfYoung, elderly and vulnerable in Somerset and surrounding
WiltshireWiltshire Digital DriveLaptopsDrop off Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm at Priority IT, Unit 4, Mill Lane, Hawke Ridge Business Park, Westbury, BA13 4LDLocal residents
Wimborne, DorsetWimborne Laptop ShareLaptopsEmail to enquireStudents in need

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West Midlands

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
BirminghamBirmingham Education PartnershipLaptopsEmail to arrange a drop off or collectionStudents
Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, WarwickshireThe speedy bearLaptops, tablets, computersFind drop off points or book a collection at thespeedybear.com/donateLocal schools and charities
Shropshire8bits1byteLaptops, tablets, desktop computersFill in this formLocal students
StaffordFreeITLaptops, tablets, desktop PCs, peripheralsCollection points:
Elev8 Highfields, Auden Way ST179TX - 9am to 2pm weekdays
Tranquility, Castlefields ST161BQ - 9am to 4pm weekdays
Contact FreeIt or 01785 531199
Local families
WolverhamptonWolves Tech AidLaptops, desktop PCs and tablets in working orderDrop off at one of the collection points listed at https://wolvestechaid.com/Local students

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Yorkshire and the Humber

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
BradfordBradford SolidaritechLaptops, desktops, smartphones, tabletsFill in this form.Refugees and asylum seekers
Calderdale, Burnley, RochdaleTechtasticLaptopsFill in this form to arrange a collectionYoung people without access to online learning
HalifaxSt Augustines CentreLaptops, tabletsFill in the contact formLocal residents
Hull & East YorkshireTimebank Hull & East RidingLaptopsFill in this form.People in need
LeedsDigital Access West YorkshireLaptops, Tablets, Smartphones, DesktopsFill in the donation form on the websiteStudents, learners and other digitally excluded people
SheffieldLaptops for KidsLaptops, tablets, desktop PCsFill in the contact formYoung people
YorkCommunity Furniture StoreLaptops, tablets, desktop PCsDrop off at one of their storesLocal residents

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Other countries: England and Scotland

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
CardiffRe3LaptopsFill in this form to arrange a drop off or collectionLocal students
NewportDonate IT WalesLaptopsFill in this formStudents
North WalesWales Recycle ITLaptops, Computers, Tablets, Monitors, Smartphones, Hard Drives, Network Devices, Other TechTo arrange a collection please email or Tel: 01248 858371. Or drop off at our warehouse Unit 9 Pen yr Orsedd, Industrial Estate Road, Llangefni, Anglesey. LL77 7AW Monday to Friday 9am-5pmLocal residents in need



Other countries: England and Wales

LocationNameWhat to donateHow to donateWho receives the devices
EdinburghEdinburgh Remakery
Laptops, tablets, iPads, PCs, smart phones, cables, chargers, and routersDrop off at 127 Leith Walk from 12-2pm Mondays-Fridays.
Edinburgh and East LothianPeople Know HowLaptops, tablets, desktop computers, monitors, cables, chargersEmail to arrange a collection. Or drop off at our offices at 525 Ferry Road, EH5 2FF, open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.people who received a shielding letter, students in home schooling, people on low income and others
GlasgowGlasgow Remade NetworkLaptops, computersDrop off at Repair Stop at The Deep End, Nithsdale Street from Monday to Saturday between 12-2pm.local residents in need
GlasgowREFEO (Refugee Education For Equal Employment Opportunities)Laptops (with Windows 7 or above)
Apple laptops (any)
Cables and chargers
Email Mariam Diakite to arrange a donation.Refugees and asylum seekers
Highlands of ScotlandBudding EngineersLaptops, computersEmail Dave or call 07518098944 to arrange a donation.families and students without digital access
Scotland - all regionsReusing ITLaptops, computers, tabletsDonations can be collect or dropped off - Unit 9&10 Camps Industrial Estate, East Calder, EH27 8DFDigitally Excluded Children, Families, Students, Pensioners and Individuals
Selkirk, Central Scottish Borders - ON HOLDThe General StoreLaptops, tablets, desktop computersThis project is currently on hold.

Message on Facebook to arrange a collection.
Local residents


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Suggest a community computer reuse organisation

If you know of an organisation or project that we have not yet listed, please get in touch with us through the form below. We’re looking for groups that accept individual donations, for reuse in the local community.

Please note that we cannot list schools, organisations or projects unless they have publicly accessible information about their initiative, such as a webpage.

If your school needs computers, please make your request to TechforUK¬†or Business2Schools. If you need help starting your own scheme to receive donations, see Nominet’s Reboot Project.