It’s easy; anyone – parents, teachers, former students, the local community and businesses – can donate their unwanted smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers!
Simply specify the type and quantity of devices you wish to donate and provide your details. If you are a UK taxpayer and complete the Gift Aid form, then (at no extra cost to you) for every pound your donation raises, we can claim an extra 25 pence.
Print out your labels, stick them on then drop your devices off at your participating school. To save you time, there is no need for any packaging. If it’s more convenient for you though, you can package your devices and send them to us.
We send them on to our refurbishment centre, where we wipe your personal data using government- and industry-approved software, before refurbishing each item for resale.
We distribute the devices to happy buyers all over the world for reuse, and your school receives a voucher to use to boost their IT budget.
It’s simple; it’s secure; it’s sustainable… donate your device here today.
This is game-changing for children pupils – the unwanted devices you may have lying around your house can be turned into brand-new tech for your school.
Donate your unwanted or unloved computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones and know that you're helping your school to improve its ICT facilities and better its students' futures.
Anyone: private individuals to local organisations and businesses can donate their unwanted smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers safe in the knowledge that they will be professionally and securely handled to the highest industry standards.
All we ask is that you be over 18 or have parental consent before donating your devices.
You can donate any laptop, personal computer, tablet or smartphone that meets our acceptance criteria, safe in the knowledge that they will be securely data-wiped before reuse.
You can donate any laptop, personal computer, tablet or smartphone that meets our acceptance criteria, safe in the knowledge that they will be securely data wiped before reuse.
|Type of Device||Acceptance Criteria||Not Required|
|Personal Computer||Any make or model, up to six years old, working order and complete condition.||Display monitor, keyboard, mouse, power lead or display cable.|
|Laptop (Notebook)||Any make or model, up to seven years old, in working order and complete condition (including charger and lead).||Any other accessories.|
|Tablet||Any make or model, up to four years old, in working order and complete condition (with charger or USB lead).||Any other accessories.|
|Smartphone (mobile)||Any make or model, up to three years old, in working order and complete condition.||Power charging lead.|
If you are in any doubt about whether your device is eligible, just drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are not sure how old the device that you wish to donate is, simply search online and pick the closest match using make, model, UK release date. If you are still not sure, you can contact us: email@example.com.
The device should be in working order and complete as originally purchased. We accept devices with cosmetic damage where it does not affect functionality, and items with reasonable wear and tear. Each item is graded during the refurbishment process, and this grading is reflected in the actual resale value and donation amount achieved. If you are unsure about the condition of any device that you would like to donate, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept types of device not listed in our acceptance criteria - including computer monitors (screens) or printers. These items are often bulky, low-value, and incur a high cost to handle and recycle - and this would impact the amount of money we can raise for the school.
Prices for used electronic devices change all the time and are dependent on a number of things including the make, model and specification, along with the functional and cosmetic condition. Used values are also affected by many external factors such as the amount of stock on the market, international exchange rates, shipping costs and local taxes. However, much like a used car, prices go down each week and month, so it is important that items be sold quickly to counter this. Importantly, this also means we can generate funds to your chosen cause more quickly.
As an example, a six-year-old personal computer has a low value due to a number of factors:
As a result, we are likely to achieve lower values for older lower-specification devices or items that are in poor condition. Of course, we always endeavour to generate the best value possible and will notify you once the donation has been processed.
We recommend that you contact your network service provider, who should be able to unblock the mobile phone for you. All mobile phones returned to us are checked on the CheckMEND database used by network operators and police forces. This database shows whether phones have been registered as blocked, stolen or lost.
If a mobile device has been flagged, we are required to hold it in quarantine for 28 days to give you the opportunity to get the red flag removed.
We do not require your SIM card. We will not accept liability if smartphones/tablets are donated containing a SIM card, and we will not be responsible for any charges incurred before or after receipt of your device, so please ensure you take the SIM card out before you donate.
We will not accept liability if memory cards or optical media (CD or DVD) are sent with the device and we will not be responsible for any loss of data before or after receipt of your device.
If you happen to have accidentally sent us your SIM/memory card or optical media simply send us an email and we'll see if we can help. However, we cannot guarantee to return the item because, as part of our secure process, we routinely destroy SIM/memory cards and optical media that we receive.
Yes, we are able to accept non-working, damaged or obsolete items that do not meet our acceptance criteria. However, as we are sure you can appreciate, failed or obsolete items incur a cost for shipping, processing and environmental recycling. Because the purpose of our programme is for schools to raise as much money as possible from working devices, we respectfully request that you make a monetary donation to cover the cost of recycling. Please select the amount you wish to contribute during the donation process. You can be safe in the knowledge that your device will be securely data-wiped prior to being responsibly and environmentally recycled.
Yes, individuals and businesses can choose to donate money through PayPal. It's quick, secure and easy to use. Just hit the Donate button during the donation process and select how much you would like to give.
To help us provide this service and support to your school and its supporters, we deduct a nominal transaction fee dependent on the amount.
Also, if you are a UK taxpayer (and at no extra cost to you), for every pound you give, we may be able to claim an extra 25 pence. With Gift Aid, a donation of £20 turns into £25. Please complete a Gift Aid form when registering. For more information about Gift Aid click here.
You can donate as many devices as you want that meet our acceptance criteria. Just follow the steps during the donation process to add additional items.
Yes; in order for us to track each individual device, you should stick a unique return label on each item as instructed. This helps ensure we match your donation to the right school and we can track your device throughout the process.
No, it does not matter which label you apply to each device, because each one is linked to your order identification for tracking purposes.
We would really appreciate it if you could charge your device before returning it to us. This helps us save time and money during the testing and data-wiping process, enabling us to generate funds for the school more quickly.
Make sure you leave the battery in and any covers on. We need those! Note that most couriers have restrictions on transporting certain types of loose battery.
Please remove any Apple activation lock/iCloud account. By all means perform a factory reset on your device (where applicable). removing any PIN codes or passwords that you may have originally set. Please remove any BIOS passwords from your laptop or personal computer.
If you like, you can send us the accessories (headphones, charger, leads and cables, etc.); they will either be environmentally recycled or reused.
If dropping them off at your school, you do not need to package them. Items will be packed on collection by our specialist courier for safe and secure transportation to our refurbishment facility.
Don’t forget to label your items as instructed during the donation process to ensure we are able to track your devices and make sure your school receives the proceeds!
Yes, simply create a company account when registering and you can donate any devices that meet our acceptance criteria. We can accept a wider range of devices from businesses, but please get in touch first. Your items will be audited and securely data-wiped using government- and industry-approved software. If you have more than 25 items, we can even arrange collection on behalf of the school. We will package and scan each item upon collection for safe and secure transport to our refurbishment facility. If you have any questions just email us: email@example.com.
Yes; there is an option to send items to us via courier at your own expense. When placing your order, you have the option to return devices to my school or send by post. Simply package your device and post it back to us!
We recommend using compensation-backed tracked services such as Royal Mail, Collect+ or myHermes who can collect from your home or place of work (or you can simply drop them off at your nearest store).
Please carefully check packaging guidelines, and size and weight limits before using any of the recommended services. If you wish to use Royal Mail, we recommend using its "Signed for" service, which means that you can track your parcel.
Don't forget to label your items as instructed during the donation process to ensure we are able to track your devices and make sure your school receives the proceeds!
Yes; if you have more 25 or more items that meet our acceptance criteria, they are eligible for FREE collection. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange collection using our specialist IT logistics provider.
We track your device using the unique reference number and barcode printed on the return label as part of the donation process. Your device will be scanned at different stages of the process, with information updated to your account. You can log into your account to track the status of your device at any time.
This is why it's important that you apply a label to every device you donate. Don't forget to label your items as instructed during the donation process to ensure we are able to track your devices and make sure your school receives the proceeds.
We use software designed to securely erase your device's internal and external memory. Restoring factory settings does not ensure that data is permanently destroyed, because your data can still be recovered afterwards. With our software, all personal data (such as emails, contacts, documents, apps, photos and text messages) are permanently erased.
All personal data is removed using government- and industry-approved software tools designed to meet requirements to wipe hard-disk drives and other storage media on personal computers, laptops, tablets, mobile phones and other types of electronic device. For added peace of mind, your data is never accessed during the process and no trace of the previous user is left. Faulty storage media (hard drives or media) that cannot assuredly be erased will be removed and physically destroyed. Our secure processes are used to erase thousands of devices and storage media every day.
Each device is tracked individually with a unique reference linking the item to you and your chosen school. Each month we report to the school on how much money has been raised. If you have completed a Gift Aid form, this enables the school to claim a further 25% of the value raised (subject to eligibility).
We will grade your device(s) based on the following criteria:
Grade A is Good - Functionally working and complete, in good condition with no casing, screen or water damage (must include working battery).
Grade B is Fair - Functionally working and complete, with minor cosmetic casing damage, scratches and dents to casing or screen, with no water damage. Battery holds less than 30 minutes of charge (must include working battery).
Grade C is Poor - Major cosmetic casing damage, scratches, dents, water damage, faulty, non-working or cracked screen, non-working battery, fails to boot up, missing or failed hard disk or memory, other missing parts.
Yes; we may still be able to generate some value if it is in working order. Once we have received your device we will test it and grade it in accordance with our grading criteria.
Yes; provided you know that the device otherwise works as intended then it's fine to donate it. Where necessary, we use our own batteries to test items sent to us.
Any liquid that gets inside your device can cause serious permanent damage. Sometimes a device will continue to work after liquid has got in, but more than likely it will stop working within a few months. There are tell-tale indicators on some devices (such as smartphones), alerting our technicians to water damage. If we discover that your device is water-damaged, we will class it as faulty, and this will mean that it will incur a cost to environmentally recycle. If you think your device may have water damage, please contribute towards this cost during the donation process.
iOS is the software that comes preinstalled/updated from Apple and includes a security measure called Activation Lock, which is linked to Find my iPhone. If the Activation Lock is still activated, the device will be locked to your iCloud account (which is only accessible with your Apple ID and password). When we try to test it, we will be unable to access any of the iPad or iPhone's functions and the device will become inoperable - which means it cannot be resold for reuse.
If the Activation Lock is still activated, the device will be locked to your iCloud account, which is only accessible with your Apple ID and password.
When we try to test it, we will be unable to access any of the iPad or iPhone's functions and the device will become inoperable - which means we cannot resell it.
If you’ve forgotten your Apple ID or want to find out more, you can visit http://www.apple.com/uk/support/appleid/
Activation Lock is only applicable to devices that are running iOS7 or later. If your device is running an earlier version of iOS (iOS6 or below), removing your iCloud account from your device is not necessary. To find out which iOS version your device is running, go to Settings >> General >> About >> Version.
Option 1 – How to remove your Apple iCloud account on your device
Option 2 – Removing your Apple iCloud account via iCloud.com
* Your device must be switched off, otherwise 'Remove from Account' or 'Remove (x)' option will not appear.
Don’t worry. You can still remove your Apple iCloud account or deactivate your Activation Lock remotely by following these step-by-step instructions:
If you have yet to or have already returned your device, please contact us by email email@example.com quoting your order reference number. If we can cancel the donation for you, we will. Please note that, depending on the stage of the process, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to return your item, or save any data. You will also be responsible for any postage costs for return.
Understandably, during our processes, we find that some items do not work correctly or have too much damage to refurbish and resell. We carefully inspect and test every device; any failed or obsolete devices will be separated for responsible and environmental recycling at our expense.
We only use recognised refurbishers, who can demonstrate that they meet security, environmental and safety standards including:
and can demonstrate they comply with applicable UK and European laws and regulations such as those for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Importantly, we require every item to be individually audited and tracked throughout the process. Items must be professionally inspected, functionally checked and graded for reuse. Failed or obsolete items must be responsibly and environmentally recycled.
The school receives its funds in the form of a voucher at the end of the promotion period. We report all activity monthly; this includes the number of items received, their condition, and all monies raised from the resale of successfully refurbished devices.
Registering helps ensure we can track and match your donation to the right school, and that you can view the status of your device.
If you are a UK tax payer (and at no extra cost to you), for every pound you give, we can claim an extra 25%. With Gift Aid, a donation of £20 becomes £25. Please complete a Gift Aid form when registering.
You're eligible if you can say:
"I have paid at least 25p income tax or capital gains tax in the UK, during the
applicable tax year for each £1 that I have donated in that tax year to all
charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs)."
We will notify you by email of your donation amount for tax purposes.
Please notify us if you:
If you pay income tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your self-assessment tax return, or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
No; you will only be contacted in accordance with the preferences that you have agreed to when registering. These settings can be changed at any time by logging into your account. Where your details are shared with your chosen school, that school will be responsible for how any information is used.
Keep checking on the website for updates. We may also send you email updates about the success of the programme for your school.
Please bear with us; it may be that the device has not been collected from your school yet or (if sent by post) received at our refurbishment centre. As soon as we collect it or your device arrives we will scan the barcode and update the status in your account. Please allow up to 28 days (allowing for the promotion period) for a status update. If there appears to be a problem, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help to resolve it.
We recommend that you contact your network service provider, who should be able to unblock the mobile phone/device for you. All mobile phones returned to us are checked on the CheckMEND database used by network operators and police forces. This indicates if phones have been registered as blocked, stolen or lost.
If a mobile phone has been flagged, we are required to hold the item in quarantine for 28 days to give you the opportunity to get the red flag removed. By law, we may not under any circumstances return the phone to you if it is flagged as stolen by the CheckMEND database. This is because we could have been sent a potentially stolen phone.
If the block or red flag on the phone is not removed within 28 days, then we are obliged by law to dispose of it. You can find out more about CheckMEND here.
Unfortunately, we are unable to supply refurbished products directly to consumers at the present time. However, this is something we plan to offer in the future. Make sure you are registered to receive news up-dates, and you'll be the first to hear.
IT4Kids, a division of Geeks 4 Good Limited, is an innovative educational reseller, dedicated to transforming our nation’s classrooms by giving children access to exciting new technology that will empower them in a digital world. Through a unique programme, we're able to transform unloved devices donated by parents, friends and even local businesses into truly valuable equipment that students from each individual school can learn from and enjoy.
To prepare for the future, our children must become digitally empowered now. With stretched resources and reduced funds, it can be difficult for schools to provide the technology-supported learning environment their pupils need. IT4Kids aims not only boost to ICT budgets by reselling unwanted devices, but also to offer the vital eLearning resources that will support the next generation of engineers, doctors, artists, scientists, accountants and entrepreneurs. In essence, our aim is to deliver solutions that focus on the desired outcomes and not just the technology.
We are an educational reseller and we earn our keep from the resale of innovative and great-value IT solutions for schools. We know IT budgets are strained and we’d like to help! The purpose of the IT4Kids unique programme is to raise as much money for your school as possible. To help us provide this service, and the support we give to the school and its supporters, we take a small margin from the handling and resale of refurbished items, whilst accepting the commercial risk to absorb the costs of environmentally and responsibly recycling failed and obsolete devices.
If you have any questions, can help with ideas or just want some information, you can contact us by:
Call us: 0844 357 0700
By post: IT4Kids, 9, Hatherop, Cirencester, Glos GL7 3NA
Raising much needed funds is difficult and challenging at the best of times. We will build an online portal that lets your supporters donate the money from their unwanted and unloved electronic devices.
First, you register on our website.
Then anyone (parents, teachers and local businesses) can donate their unwanted smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers!
Print off your labels, stick them on and drop off devices at participating school for us to pick up – to save you time there is no need for any packaging.
It's on to our refurbishment centre where we wipe your personal data using government-and-industry approved software, before refurbishing each item for resale and reuse.
We remarket them all over the world. And your school receives a voucher to use to boost their ICT budget.
It’s Simple, It’s Secure, It’s sustainable...
So sign up today by registering here.
The amount raised is dependent on a number of factors, especially the quantity and condition of devices donated. However, we aim to generate funds of around £2,500 based on a typical secondary school of 1,000 pupils. This can be increased further if you are registered to claim Gift Aid - which increases donations by another 25%.
Anyone can get involved – from private individuals to local organisations and businesses. They can donate their unwanted smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers safe in the knowledge that the devices will be professionally and securely handled to the highest industry standards.
All we ask is that donors be over 18 or have parental consent before donating devices.
We understand how sensitive personal data is, which is why security is our priority and every device we receive is treated with the utmost care. We use government- and industry-approved software to completely wipe all data before refurbishing each smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer we receive for reuse. Any failed or obsolete items are responsibly and environmentally recycled in compliance with UK and European regulations (including the WEEE Directive). We hold ourselves to the highest industry standards; our methods are economical, ethical and environmentally friendly.
Yes; you just need to send us a list of the equipment you would like to dispose of. We can even provide you with a template to complete, and you can also include additional types of device that are outside the normal recycling programme (including servers and networking equipment). Wherever possible, our aim is to provide funds back to you, but it should be recognised that the older technology often found in schools may not always have a residual value, in which case there may be a nominal charge to handle this product. Of course we ensure you are compliant with legislation and government requirements (such as the Security Policy Framework and CESG Information Assurance Standard No. 5).
Our standard fund raising IT4Kids programme is FREE of charge - including the communications pack. If you are short on time or resources, we offer optional paid-for packages to manage your promotion for you. We can also provide additional promotional products such as balloons, badges and bags for a small charge.
To claim Gift Aid, you must be recognised by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as a charity or CASC, and you’ll need to ask donors to make a Gift Aid declaration.
Gift Aid can be claimed on donations of money made by an individual UK taxpayer allowing you to claim back 25p every time an individual donates £1. It’s an easy way to help your charity or community amateur sports club (CASC) maximise the value of donations.
There are rules on which donations you can claim Gift Aid on.
You can claim Gift Aid online, and you should get your payment from HMRC within five weeks.
If the donor hasn’t made a declaration you may still be able to claim on cash donations of £20 or less (e.g. from a collection).
For more information about Gift Aid, visit:
To handle and process used electronics, we only use recognised refurbishers who can demonstrate that they meet security, environmental and safety standards. With certification to ISO9001 for Quality Management, ISO14001 for Environmental Management, OHSAS18001 for Occupational Health & Safety Management, and ISO27001 for Information Security Management, they must also demonstrate compliance with applicable UK and European laws and regulations. Importantly we require every item to be individually audited and tracked throughout the process. Items must be professionally inspected, functionally checked and graded for reuse to industry working practices. Failed or obsolete items must be responsibly and environmentally recycled in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations.
The school receives its funds in the form of a voucher at the end of the promotion period. We report all activity monthly (which includes the number of items received, their condition and all monies raised from the resale of successfully refurbished devices).
Your voucher for the funds raised will be issued in the form of a credit to your school and can be redeemed any time within 12 months of issue.
Bring learning to life as you unveil your new IT suite, science lab or music studio. Take students’ education a step further by creating after-school clubs with exciting equipment. Then see pupils grow into the tech-savvy, digitally minded professionals that today’s workplace demands.
We will work with you to identify your needs and provide recommendations of what to buy. Of course you can also top up the amount with other funds or from your ICT budget to spend on new technology and software. We will then issue you with a quote (including lease finance options) for your consideration.
We have purposely designed this programme to have the least possible impact on the school and to be as easy to administer as possible. There is no financial cost for participating and all of the funds generated are provided to the school as a voucher to be used for the provision of new ICT equipment. The only commitment for the school is to identify a suitable member of staff or member of the PTA prepared to act as the owner of the project and manage the communication with us. We will provide full support and we have created all of the necessary communications and templates for you to use (including a time schedule, social-media messaging, posters, letters to businesses, press releases and other ideas) to make the programme a success for your school.
It is not just about how many devices or how much money we help you raise. Our aims go beyond this fundraising programme alone; we want to get people's attention about how important technology is for the future of our children. We want to help schools engage with their community, local businesses, students, parents, staff and even former pupils. We want to encourage the leadership team to think about technology and help you plan your future ICT strategy. Finally, to promote the development and delivery of eLearning resources that will make a difference.
You are responsible for receiving and securely storing donated items during the promotional period. We recommend a lockable small area, of about 1 square metre, capable of storing a minimum of 50 items. Depending on your success, if you have limited storage capacity, we can arrange more frequent collections.
Upon receipt of a device, you should check to make sure it has a reference label/barcode attached. You should also receive any completed Gift Aid forms enabling you to claim back an additional amount through HMRC (subject to status).
No problem; this just means that we are unable to update the donor individually with the status of their donation. However, such items will be tracked, with any proceeds raised assigned to your school.
Choose to join us and we will…
IT4Kids, a division of Geeks 4 Good Limited, is an innovative educational reseller, dedicated to transforming our nation’s classrooms by giving children access to exciting new technology that will empower them in a digital world. Through a unique programme, we’re able to transform unloved devices donated by parents, friends and even local businesses, into truly valuable equipment that students from each individual school can learn from and enjoy.
To prepare for the future, our children must become digitally empowered now. With stretched resources and reduced funds, it can be difficult for schools to provide the technology-supported learning environment their pupils need. IT4Kids aims to not only boost ICT budgets by reselling unwanted devices, but also to offer the vital eLearning resources that will support the next generation of engineers, doctors, artists, scientists, accountants and tomorrows entrepreneurs. In essence, our aim is to deliver solutions that focus on the desired outcomes and not just the technology.
We are an educational reseller and we earn our keep from the resale of innovative and great-value ICT solutions for schools. We know ICT budgets are strained and we’d like to help! The purpose of the IT4Kids programme is to raise as much money for your school as possible. To help us provide this service, and the support we give to the school and its supporters, we take a small margin from the handling and resale of refurbished items, whilst accepting the commercial risk to absorb the costs of environmentally and responsibly recycling failed and obsolete devices.
If you have any questions, can help with ideas or just want some information, you can contact us by:
Call us: 0844 357 0700
By post: IT4Kids, 9, Hatherop, Cirencester, Glos GL7 3NA