Tablet lending scheme

Please note: The Tablet Lending Scheme is currently paused and we are not accepting applications.

Our Tablet Lending Scheme iPads are available for organisations to borrow to discover new ways of working and pilot an approach to embedding digital into the great work they’re already doing.

The tablets are intended for use with digitally excluded adults in order to build their confidence and help them to get online, meaning they can be better informed, more independent and less isolated.

Borrowing tablets can be an excellent way of trying new things and proving the concept of working online in your organisation, without the headache or prohibitive cost of buying new equipment before you’re ready.

What you need to know:

Free to borrow, with free data.

The iPads are all 4G enabled so you can use the internet without needing access to Wi-Fi. We’ve already paid for the data so there is no cost to your organisation or your service users.

Borrow them for a month or longer.

The standard loan period is one month but they can be borrowed for longer if your project calls for it. There’s space in the application form to let us know how your organisation would like to use the iPads, and for how long.

Different people benefit from different approaches.

We want everyone to be confident with digital, and to understand the benefits of being online. We understand that people have different motivations for starting their journey with digital, and some are easier to convince than others.

We welcome applications to use our tablets for projects that work with digitally excluded people to help combat loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, encourage creativity, or other innovative approaches towards digital inclusion.

If you want to use the iPads to run basic IT sessions, that’s great too. To give you a helping hand the tablets already have several useful apps pre-installed.

We can support you.

We can help your organisation, staff, and volunteers become more digitally confident too. If you need help using the tech, Learn My Way has a range of tutorials on how to make the most of the iPad. On handing over the iPads we will provide you with a simple User Guide.

We can deliver training to your staff and volunteers on how to use the tablets, and how to work as Digital Champions within your organisation. Their role could be to support their colleagues to digitally up-skill as well as helping service users.

If you’re not sure where to start, contact us and one of our Digital Inclusion Coordinators will get in touch to find out how we can help.

Your information is safe with us.

The iPads are completely free of any previous data when handed to your organisation, so it’s just like taking them straight out of the box.  When the iPads are returned, all data is erased and the device is reset to protect users’ information.

Each device has a registered serial number which we can trace, so in the event of loss or theft, we can remotely wipe the iPad to protect users’ information.

iPads are designed and built to only accept and install software that has been approved by Apple and run through the App Store, so they are safe and secure with no need to worry about computer viruses.

Apply to borrow tablets:

We are not currently accepting applications.

Last updated: 09/03/2021