Durham County Council has partnered with Protech to offer low-cost computer devices to County Durham based registered charities and social enterprises under the Digital Durham Reboot scheme.
Durham County Council owned devices are replaced periodically to ensure they are technically up to date and perform well. Some of these devices are suitable for reuse, and are being offered through this scheme. Protech may also provide devices from other organisations as long as they meet the standard specification (outline below).
Laptops and desktops start from £150 and come with genuine Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Business software and a Windows 10 operating system that includes anti-virus.
To be eligible you need to be a County Durham based registered charity or registered social enterprise and use the equipment to:
- Help residents get online by providing free internet access
- Provide support to residents to improve their skills – this could be digital skills
- Assist the charity to run more effectively
The table below outlines the minimum standard specification for each device type.
|Operating system||Windows 10 (64 Bit)||Windows 10 (64 Bit)|
|Processor||Core i5 / Quad core||Core i5 / Dual core|
|Storage||250GB SATA hard drive||320GB SATA hard drive|
|Software||Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Business||Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Business|
|Anti-virus||Windows Defender||Windows Defender|
|Screen||19 inches (16:9 monitor)||12.5 inches|
|Supplied with||Keyboard and standard wired mouse||-|
|Warranty period||90 days||90 days (excludes the laptop battery)|
Supporting information in the form of frequently asked questions is available. You can contact us through one of the methods below if your query is not covered.
Application form and scheme leaflet
Phone: 03000 261 160 (voicemail service – please leave a message)