Do you need a low-cost computer?

We can get you connected for as little as £75.

We want Bristol to be a truly inclusive and connected digital city where everyone who would like a computer at home can have one, regardless of age, income or background. Computers and the internet are a part of everyday life. Access to a home computer helps people stay in touch, connect to public services, improve employment opportunities and encourage further education.

If you are not connected we want to help you get your first computer.

In 2008 we created Bristol Computer Reuse, a citywide project with the aim of making affordable desktop computers and laptops available to individuals and families on low incomes or facing other challenges.

We work with stocks of computers that are no longer required by the council, local businesses and organisations. We refurbish the machines and ensure they are ready to be used by new owners. The scheme is supported by Bristol City Council and through it, it is possible to apply for refurbished desktop computers from as little as £75.00 or laptops from £99.00.


1st July 2020 – Due to such high demand during lockdown, we currently have no laptops available. We do however still have a limited stock of desktop computers. We are working hard to find new sources of suitable laptops.


You can apply for a low-cost PC or laptop if you meet any one of the following criteria:

  • You are on low income
  • You are over 65
  • You have a disability
  • You have a child that receives free school meals
  • You have a child that needs access to a computer for educational purposes
  • You are in receipt of means tested benefits
  • You are a full-time carer

You will receive:

  • A modern, flat screen computer or laptop with software including Windows 10, Antivirus, LibreOffice and Multimedia Software installed
  • Keyboard, mouse and all necessary cables
  • A 6-month hardware warranty
  • Follow up telephone support and advice

How to Apply

If you would like to make an application you simply need to fill in the Online Form or download, print and complete the Application Form and send back to us at; Bristol Computer Reuse, Byteback IT Solutions Ltd, Unit 1 Brewery Court, North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JS.

Once an application has been approved we will contact you and let you know when a machine is available and ready for you to collect (this is usually within 2-3 weeks). Payment is made on collection and we accept cash, credit and debit cards, however if you would rather pay by instalments we can also arrange a facility to help you. You will find us at Unit 1 Brewery Court, North Street, Bristol , BS3 1JS (in the courtyard behind Workout Bristol). Home delivery is available at an additional cost.

Download Application Form
Apply Online

Customer support is also available through us and we can advise on connecting to the internet.

System Specifications

Desktop System Specification: £75

  • Dual Core Processor (CPU)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • 19” TFT Flat screen monitor
  • Windows 10 / Antivirus / LibreOffice / Multimedia Software
  • 6 Month hardware warranty
  • Online / telephone support and advice
  • Upgrades and peripherals are available

Laptop System Specification: £99

  • Dual Core Processor (CPU)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 320GB+ Hard Drive
  • 14” Screen
  • Windows 10 / Antivirus / LibreOffice / Multimedia Software
  • 6 Month hardware warranty
  • Online / telephone support and advice
  • Upgrades and peripherals are available

If you have any questions, please feel free to pop in, call us on 0117 3706 375 or email us at
We are open Tuesday- Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Likewise, if you or your business have any unwanted computer equipment that you would like recycled and used to help local people in need, we would love to hear from you.

We are here to help get Bristol connected.

“This is recycling at its best, providing affordable internet connection and creating a fully inclusive community.” Terence Dickson – Customer

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