The Bristol Computer Reuse Project

What is The Bristol Computer Reuse Project?

The Bristol Computer Reuse Project is a unique innovative project created in 2008 to make desktop and laptop computers available and affordable to individuals and families who either face certain challenges or receive a low income.

We created the project because we believe that everyone who wants a computer, regardless of their age, income or background, should have the opportunity to own one. Having access to a home computer enables people to stay in touch with family and friends, improve employment opportunities and connection to public services. Computers and the internet are part of everyday life.

We work with stocks of computers that are no longer required by the council, local businesses or organisations and refurbish them to make sure they are ready to be used by new owners. This allows us to offer desktop computers from as little as £75.00 and laptops from £99.00.

This project is supported by Bristol City Council.

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How to Apply

You can apply for a refurbished PC or laptop if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You are on low income
  • You are over 65
  • You have a disability
  • You have a child that receives free school meals
  • You have a child that needs access to a computer for educational purposes
  • You are in receipt of means tested benefits
  • You are a full-time carer

You will receive:

  • A modern, flat screen computer or laptop with software already installed (including Windows 10, Antivirus, LibreOffice and Multimedia Software)
  • A keyboard, mouse and all necessary cables
  • A 6-month hardware warranty
  • Follow up telephone support and advice

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