The TFUK community is working on supporting the UK with tech efforts during the COVID19 crisis.
Getting Laptops to Lockdown Kids
We are a voluntary tech movement to broadly aid UK society and wellbeing using tech and our network.
We have mapped over 900 schools that have asked for donations of tech, and 50 plus organisations, commercial, charity and volunteer that can take donated tech, clean, convert and pass it on to schools that need it for students to learn remotely. Click the map to find the school nearest to you and how to donate your laptops safely!
Click on the map to for full details of how to donate either as an individual or company, but if you are a school that needs hardware devices, please fill out our form – if you are a hardware provider please fill out this form.
The Government has a scheme for schools to request laptops and data for pupils here.
Which schools want laptops?
Here is a list of 900-plus schools that have expressly said they will take hardware (laptops etc). You can find the closest on our map! Every school is different, but many will take laptops if they have been professionally wiped and re-installed with a free operating system such as Chromebook or Ubuntu.
Where can you donate a laptop?
The Restart Project has a great directory of organisations that will take donated laptops refresh them, and pass them on to school for their vulnerable pupils
The Reboot Project by Nominet also as a directory of hardware providers who will assist.
Tech Inclusion UK is sending out laptops for schools in London and Manchester.
If you are a school can you request help from business?
Business Response Covid has a phone number and a web site where organisations can list their needs and businesses can respond.
Where can I donate to funding laptops for kids?
You can also donate to the Raspberry Pi Foundation which is supporting learning at home for kids.
Business To Business
ADISA is the industry / commercial laptop recycling body. If you are in the hardware business these are the people who, we are sure, would love to get involved in helping. Feel free to ask them…
If you’re a technologist, designer, user researcher, marketer, or have any of the other skills needed to deliver a product or service and get it to the people that need it, just click below to get involved.