How can I donate a device?

You can donate your device in two ways:

  1. Hub drop Off: Take your device and cables to Hyde Park Book Club. Please ensure your device and cables are together.
  2. From address: We will contact you before we pick up and organise a time to pick up from the address. We will then contact you again when at the address for you to leave the item outside your home/office. Please ensure your device and cables are together. We will then wait until you are more than 2 metres away before collecting the item. Our volunteers will then take the device to a hub.

Will the equipment be cleaned and safe for someone else to use?

After the donation is collected, it will be thoroughly cleaned before it is donated to the next recipient. The item will also be wiped and reset, to make sure it is ready for the new person/family. This will be done by a computer specialist to ensure people’s privacy and data is protected. If you would prefer to wipe the data yourself before donation, follow these instructions.

What will happen to all my data on the tech that I donate?

The item that you donate will be fully wiped and reset to its original factory settings by a computer specialist. No personal data will remain on any devices that are distributed to our recipients.

What will happen with the funds that I donate?

The funds that are donated will allow us to buy appropriate technology that we can distribute to people/families in West Yorkshire, so that they can connect digitally.

Who can donate to the scheme?

Anybody who is over the age of 18 years can donate. You must own the item that you want to donate.

Who will receive my tech and how are they chosen?

Individual adults, children and families are identified by referral partners who have strong links with the community such as headteachers, GPs, health and wellbeing professionals or a local community group. We are guided by the professional judgement of a partner organisation who prioritises the need for digital access and we never meet the final recipient.

Examples of brilliant partners that we work with include LS14 Trust, Parklands School, Kirkstall Valley Primary, St Matthias Church School, Seagulls Paint and many more.

Devices are allocated on a device received, device donated basis. There may be times when we do not have devices available to distribute, or there’s a delay as we work through lots of donations – please bear with us!