Fighting Digital Poverty in UK communities
At Community Laptops, we re-distribute electronic equipment from organisations and individuals, to schools, people and families that need devices the most.
We set up in 2020 to support families excluded and isolated due to digital poverty. The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the stark reality of digital poverty in the UK. It is now a legal requirement for families to "have access to remote education" but alarmingly high numbers of families live without laptops and wifi. Millions of people also live in isolation, with no access to online resources or services due to no access to a device or data.
In the spirit of mutual aid, we aim to empower UK communities with access to digital devices.
If you are an organisation looking to do more with your end-of-life machines or an individual looking to find your unused device a new home, we'd love to hear from you. Just click here
Criteria for donation and our mission statement can be found on our About page.
Please note, we do not refurbish devices so only accept devices in good working condition
Please visit https://mer-it.org/ if you have a device that needs refurbishing
"Those with access to these resources, you have been given a privilege. You get to feed at this banquet of knowledge whilst the rest of the world is locked out. But you need not - indeed you cannot - keep this privilege for yourselves"