It only takes a minute to find out how to reduce your community's digital divide

Join Project Reboot and help redistribute unused devices in your local area

Download your guide to closing the digital divide

Reboot is an interactive platform providing practical steps which enables schools, charities and community groups to set up your own device distribution programme. Our free guide explains how you can collect, restore and rehome devices, to give them and their new owners a brighter future.

Our goal is to equip you with the ability to unearth the thousands of unused devices from cupboards, storerooms and lofts across the UK to help those in need in your local area. Whether you represent a business, community group or school, simply tell us who you are and what your budget is and we can show you a cost-effective, practical and environmentally friendly way to set up your own redistribution programme.

If you have a device that you’d like to donate locally, please visit our friends at Restart where you can find schemes in your area.


Five steps to a successful Reboot



Collecting and restoring devices is easier and cheaper than you think when you know what you’re doing. We’ve put together a free guide to get you started. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions about your potential users, budget (if any) and access to IT skills.

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Your customised free guide will suggest the best ways for you to set up a successful project, taking into account what you’ve told us about your technical skills and budget. Although it will provide recommendations for you at every step of the process, you’ll be able to explore all the options available.



Supported by your guide and online resources, you’ll prepare your Reboot scheme for launch. You’ll be able to seek advice from fellow Rebooters in our Facebook community.

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Once your project is up and running, you’ll be helping to save laptops, smartphones and tablets from landfill and give their new owners - the vulnerable, isolated and disadvantaged - the means to learn, socialise and be more self-sufficient. 



Don’t worry if you’re not ready to run your own Reboot project just yet. You’re still welcome to join our Reboot community on Facebook or donate to DevicesDotNow. Together, we can make a difference.

Get started

Build your own Reboot guide.


Important notice

This website is intended as a guide only and does not constitute legal advice to any organisation considering setting up a donation, restoration and delivery or similar process. Whilst Nominet UK and other contributors have taken reasonable care in the preparation of this guide, no assurances are made in relation to the completeness or accuracy of the content and Nominet UK and other contributors will have no liability for any direct or indirect loss incurred by any person in relation to any process established.

Ready to get started?

If you’re interested in setting up a Reboot project, why not download the full Reboot playbook? Regardless of your budget and IT skills, it will help you develop a well-structured Reboot process and maximise your donations!