Digital Equipment Loan Scheme for VCSE groups
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Our digital equipment loan scheme is open to small Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups providing digital inclusion activities for Cambridge residents with social and / or economic disadvantage. Groups can apply to borrow equipment for a one-off event, a series of events, or for a period of time, up to three months (extendable). The equipment includes new and refurbished computer tablets, laptops, and mobile internet connections. We currently have 40 Android tablets, iPads, Windows laptops, Linux laptops and 4G mobile devices available for loan. These are available in combination to help each situation. The equipment is intended for direct use by organisations at their events, and is not for onward loan to individuals.
Please complete the online form here: Digital Equipment for VCSE Groups Application Form
If you prefer, you can call us on 01223 300407 to provide these details by phone. The phone line is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm. At other times you can leave a message and we will call you back at a time to suit you. If you wish to discuss your idea before completing the form, please call or email, as above.
To support this scheme, we also have a team of Digital Champions who are available to support you and your customers with digital skills training.
The loan scheme is funded by Cambridge City Council Community Grants as part of their commitment to support digital inclusion work in the City, and is free to use.
Digital Skills Training and Support
We have a team of trainers ready to help organisations with Digital Skills Training and Support. Perhaps your organisation needs help moving from a manual paper system to digital, wants to understand Social Media or Spreadsheets, learn about internet safety or how to use video calls. Thanks to a grant from Cambridge City Council, this service is available free of charge to VCSE groups in Cambridge, while other organisations will need to pay a fee. To find out more please contact James, Sue or Hugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 300407.
Internet Devices & Connectivity Purchasing Scheme
If you have funds available to buy internet devices and / or connectivity for your customers, we can provide a bespoke purchasing service which is hassle-free and competitive. We can source, set-up, deliver and provide training – whatever you need. If you purchase devices through us, we will also give your recipients a learning account which provides 12 months free access to our online learning platform and our team of Digital Champions who are available for email and phone support. Please direct enquiries to James, Sue or Hugh at email@example.com or 01223 300407