Coventry City Council have made a number of recycled laptops available for distribution to community groups and voluntary sector organisations across the city.
The scheme aims to support the voluntary sector to increase access to digital technologies and will also help the sector to become stronger, improve services and introduce new services for the residents of Coventry.
Councillor Linda Bigham, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said: “This a fantastic opportunity for community and voluntary organisations across the city to be able to obtain some much needed ICT equipment – I am so pleased that the Council are able to recycle our equipment and help the local and community sector at the same time.”
There is an increasing need for the public to access services through means of digital technology. This includes accessing online data, paying for services online, giving feedback via digital platforms and interacting with social media.
Councillor John Mutton, Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Finance and Resources, added: “We want to help the local community rather than simply scrapping the equipment so this is a great opportunity to do just that - I encourage groups to apply.”
Local community groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply for the laptops by demonstrating how the laptops will be used for the benefit of the public or how this will enable the group or organisation to develop. The panel are particularly keen to receive applications from groups who do not have any ICT equipment.
The application process opened on the 7 August 2017 and closes on 15 September 2017.