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Computers for Rural People, Businesses, Schools and Community Groups

May 17, 2017

The Rank Foundation’s Computers for Rural People makes laptops and desktop computers available at extra-low charity prices.

For people living and/or working in a rural area a fully functioning computer can be provided for as little as £130. A price list can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website.

Individuals, schools, businesses and community groups all qualify for an Internet-ready laptops and desktops with pre-installed Microsoft software.

Computers are delivered directly to applicants with a three-month warranty.

PLEASE NOTE: these are reconditioned computers that have been fully refurbished, rather than completely new PCs or laptops.

Eligibility extends to people and organisations in country towns as well as villages, hamlets and individual properties such as farmhouses.

The usual definition of a rural settlement of having a population of less than 10,000 should apply to the scheme, but we recommend checking with the Rank Foundation if you’re interested in applying but unsure whether you meet the criteria.

The cost of the computer includes a £20 donation to Germinate, The Arthur Rank Centre, to help cover the cost of the scheme.

UK tax payers can increase their donation by 25% at no extra cost by completing a Gift Aid form (see right-hand column for a basic outline of Gift Aid).

Computers can be ordered by phone, email by post at the address below.

Applicants are advised to have their credit or debit cards to hand if paying by phone, together with the following information:

1. Your name;
2. Your address, including post code; and
3. A description of the computer you wish to purchase (see price list).

For further information, visit the Germinate, Arthur Rank Centre’s website.

Contact details for Computers for Rural People are:

John Bennett
Computers for Rural People
The Arthur Rank Centre
Stoneleigh Park
Coventry
CV8 2LG
Tel: 02476 853066
Email:
 johnb@germinate.net