Tech For UK

Getting Lockdown Laptops to the UK's schoolkids
Help with Lockdown Laptops

The TFUK community is working on supporting the UK with tech efforts during the COVID19 crisis.

Tech For UK

Getting Laptops to Lockdown Kids

 re-use 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!

LockdownLaptops map

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.

Government resources:

The Government has a scheme for schools to request laptops and data for pupils here.


Where can you donate a laptop?

Globechain collect computers and equipment nationwide from organisations and supplies ESG data on re-use of items for compliance

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, Academy Trust or Local Authority can you request help from business?

Contact Globalchain who are able to support organisations of any size and want to set up re-use distribution systems with ESG tracking for

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?

The Good Things Foundation has relaunched their crowdfunding page from last year and you can donate here.

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…

A Coalition

To date TechForUK have supported the creation of AllOfUsTogether – supporting meals for disadvantaged & hungry kids in October 2020,  the Coronavirus Tech Handbook, Covid Tech Support and code4covid.

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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.

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We're currently working to help the people of the UK during the covid-19 pandemic, including free school meals projects, laptops for homeschooling, and tech support volunteers for charities.