WE FURTHER ALAN TURING'S LEGACY BY REFURBISHING IT EQUIPMENT TO HELP STUDENTS

Frequently Asked Questions for Individual Donations

For small donations, with our partners DropPoint you can arrange a collection from your location anywhere in the UK. 

 

For large donations, typically enough equipment to fill up a van, please fill out our Business Donation form and a member of our team will get in touch with you shortly to coordinate a collection. 

 

Typically it costs us just £8 to install a donated computer into a classroom, so truly every penny counts. So if you can, please help us by covering the costs to send us your equipment. It can cost as little as £4.89 to send a few computers with our partners DropPoint. You can also arrange a collection from your door for just £8.49 too: https://droppoint.org/the-turing-trust

We provide a free data destruction service using NCSC approved Blancco software as standard that complies with all local and international data security, environmental and industry regulations for all of our donors.

 

The only costs to enable your donation are in getting it to us. Typically it costs us just £8 to install a donated computer into a classroom, so truly every penny counts. So if you can, please help us by covering the costs to send us your equipment. 

 

It can cost as little as £4.89 to send a few computers with our partners DropPoint.

 

You can also arrange a collection from your door for just £8.49 too: https://droppoint.org/the-turing-trust

 

Of course you are also welcome to drop your donation off with us directly. Donations can be dropped-off at our premises at Unit 7C, Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead, EH20 9QH, by prior arrangement. Please use the donations forms for a business or individual below to arrange your visit in advance. Drop off times: Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.30pm.

We recommend using our affordable charity partner courier service, DropPoint to get your IT equipment to us. DropPoint will collect boxed IT equipment from your location, and bring it to our workshop to be processed and reused. 

 

For large donations, typically enough equipment to fill up a van, please fill out our Business Donation form and a member of our team will get in touch with you shortly to coordinate a collection. 

 

Typically it costs us just £8 to install a donated computer into a classroom, so truly every penny counts. So if you can, please help us by covering the costs to send us your equipment. It can cost as little as £4.89 to send a few computers with our partners DropPoint

You can also arrange a collection from your door for just £8.49 too:

https://droppoint.org/the-turing-trust

 

Of course you are also welcome to drop your donation off with us directly. Donations can be dropped-off at our premises at Unit 7C, Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead, EH20 9QH, by prior arrangement. Please use the donations forms for a business or individual below to arrange your visit in advance. Drop off times: Monday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.30pm.

We provide a free data destruction service using NCSC approved Blancco software as standard that complies with all local and international data security, environmental and industry regulations for all of our donors.

For small donations of less than 6 computers we charge £25 to provide a Blancco-certified certificate of data destruction. To request a certificate please email itdonations@turingtrust.co.uk 

Regardless of whether you request a certificate your donation will go through the same data destruction process detailed here,  giving you assurance that your data will be securely erased following your donation.

For larger donations we may be able to provide certification free of charge, offsetting our costs against your donated equipment. To request a certificate please email itdonations@turingtrust.co.uk

Yes, we are fully compliant with legal obligations under the Environmental Agency regulations, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive, Data Protection (including GDPR), Hazardous Waste and Duty of Care. Process audits are performed to ensure complete compliance.

 

We will provide you with all the documentation you need to provide an audit trail to demonstrate your compliance to all the relevant data protection and environmental legislation. 

 

 The Turing Trust is registered with SEPA. License Number: WML/XC/1197908. 

On receiving your donation your equipment will be assessed for reuse. Suitable items will be refurbished and sent to schools to support the education of disadvantaged students or similar charities. Items that are unsuitable for use in schools or charitable organisations will be refurbished and sold to generate funds to support the charity’s costs. Any items that cannot be reused will be recycled at an authorised WEEE recycling facility.

We can use a really broad range of IT equipment in our mission to equip schools with everything that they need. Things like mobile devices, projectors, assorted wires and even network equipment can be just as essential as the PCs that we send over. 

 

Please note that generally all IT equipment must be less than 10 years old in order for us to effectively reuse it. 

 

Please find below a more comprehensive list of items we can reuse: 

  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptops with their chargers
  • Smartphones with their chargers
  • Tablets / iPads with their chargers
  • Chargers and power cables (for USB-C, iPhone, Micro-USB etc.)
  • Monitors and cables (VGA / HDMI)
  • Display connectors
  • Keyboards & mice
  • Projectors
  • Headphones & speakers
  • Digital cameras and webcams
  • Power cables
  • Surge protectors / extension leads
  • Hard drives, USB sticks, NAS
  • PC parts: RAM, hard drives etc. 
  • Laptop locks
  • Network switches
  • Servers and storage equipment
  • Routers, modems, access points and networking equipment
  • Cat5e Cable (and above)

 

The following items we’re unable to reuse so would recommend you recycle them locally: 

  • Interactive smart boards (but the projectors from these systems can be reused) 
  • Devices that do not power on 
  • Devices with broken glass panels
  • Printers and scanners
  • EPOS and IP Telephone systems
  • Landline telephone handsets

 

If you have an item you’d like to donate that is not listed here please fill our our donations form for either a business or an individual: 

Individual Donations Form

Business Donations Form

We can typically only reuse devices that are less than 10 years old. This is to ensure that security patches are available, and that the required educational software will be supported.

 

If your device was a very high specification or has been upgraded and is still in fantastic condition but is more than 10 years old, then please put the details into our donation form below and we will confirm if we can reuse it.

 

Individual Donations Form

Business Donations Form

Where Are We Based?

Our workshop

Our workshop is at Unit 7C, Pentland Industrial Estate, Loanhead, EH20 9QH.

Sending equipment

If you would like to send us your equipment, please first give us details of your donation using the form below and follow our instructions as to how best send your donation to our workshop. 

Local drop-off

Donations can be dropped off only by prior arrangement. Drop-off times are typically Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:30 pm.

Please use one of the donation forms below so we can contact you to confirm a drop-off time. 

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