Greater Manchester Tech Fund- Donate your preloved device
We want to ensure that everyone in Greater Manchester no matter their age, location or situation should be able to benefit from the opportunity digital brings and thrive in today’s world.
In Greater Manchester, up to 1.2M residents are digitally excluded in some way and correlates with further health, financial and social implications. The digital divide feeds on existing inequalities and the impact on those facing digital exclusion is widening social exclusion, which is why the Greater Manchester Tech Fund has extended its reach to support families and communities across Greater Manchester.
If you have old laptops or tablets you no longer use, the Greater Manchester Tech Fund have launched a public appeal to accept preloved device donations that can be redistributed to families and communities in need of support local to you.
You can find your nearest device donation service using the drop down options below.
TechInclusionUK are accepting device donations in Manchester and will arrange for your device to be collected from a convenient location for you.
Lifeshare are accepting phone donations sent to them in the post
My Outsourced IT are working with Manchester City Council to accept device donations, they will organise for your device to be collected from you.
Oldham Council are working with Hubbub to accept donations of preloved mobiles phones these can be donated at one of the following library donation points: Oldham Library, Crompton Library, Failsworth Library and Chadderton Library
Salford City Council are asking local businesses and residents to donate their preloved devices so that they can be redistributed to those in need locally.
Trafford Council are accepting device donations from residents to be distributed locally.
Wigan Borough Council are working with Laptops for School Kids to accept donations of preloved devices to be refurbished and redistributed to local school children.
We are currently working hard to set up a device donation centre in each of the 10 Greater Manchester local authority areas. If your local authority doesn't currently have a donation centre listed above then please email the GMCA Digital team and we will see how we can support you.
BLOG: Tackling digital exclusion in Wigan
The Digital Wigan team is part of Wigan Council, the team works closely with Wigan Borough’s community to support residents to develop essential digital skills.
Local Authority Digital Inclusion Support
Residents can access support from their council to help them get online and develop digital skills
The Greater Manchester Tech Fund
The Tech Fund provides schools with the technology needed to support disadvantaged pupils