Desktop Distribution Project

       500 computers donated to combat digital isolation during COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging for individuals in communities that face digital isolation due to low income, low IT literacy, and other barriers that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

In light of this, we secured support from the Scottish Government to refurbish and then donate 500 of the desktop PCs provided by Glasgow City Council to vulnerable groups in Govanhill, Cranhill and Springburn – as well as more widely across the city.

The donated devices will help those who were already socially or digitally isolated by improving access to online support services and educational learning, while keeping people connected to friends and family – and we will continue to accept donated devices at ‘The Repair Stop’, our pop-up shop in Govanhill.

In partnership with Glasgow Life’s digital connectivity project we will also be supporting users with mobile data and computing advice.

Email to find out more.

People collecting PCs
Collection of PC donation by Crossroads Youth & Community Association, The Gorbals