|PLEASE NOTE: There has been an enormous response to our computer reuse scheme with almost 2000 people from all over the city applying for a pc. We have already distributed over 1000 and are working through the waiting list. We are confident that we will receive enough machines to serve the current demand, however there will undoubtedly be a considerable wait, perhaps of over 3 months, for anyone applying now. We are doing our best to identify new sources of refurbished computers to bring down the backlog. For those who really need to get themselves online sooner rather than later, there is a new scheme that could be suitable. Get Online @ Home is a national computer reuse programme that offers an internet ready PC package to eligible applicants from £99. The computer comes pre-installed with all the software required to get started. Thanks for your patience.|
We want Bristol to be a truly inclusive and connected digital city where anyone who wants a computer at home can have one and where help to get connected is easily available. We realise that this is a considerable task as 15% of Bristol residents say they have never been on line.
To help achieve our vision we have launched a citywide scheme to make available a low cost recycled computer to individuals and families who are on a low income or who experience other disadvantages. These refurbished computers will be available to eligible applicants for £35, which includes telephone support and advice on how best to get connected to the Internet.
If you would like to make an application you can fill out the Online Application Form (WARNING: this doesn’t yet work with IE8) or download and print our Computer Reuse Application form and send the completed application back to us at Recycled Computers (CH/404), Freepost SWB 535, Bristol BS1 5BR. Your contact information will be treated confidentially and will only be used to keep you informed about the computer recycling scheme
If you have a friend or relative who isn’t yet online, it might be worth asking if you they might like to fill out an application?
We are also looking to encourage businesses across the city to follow Bristol City Council and the Bristol Partnership, and commit to contribute their redundant ICT to the Reuse Scheme. If you represent a business and would like to contribute your redundant IT equipment to benefit individuals and community groups across the city please let us know. We aren’t you in a position to accept IT from individuals at the moment, however if you have a PC at home that you would like to see reused or recycled you could donate it through Donate a PC .