My Outsourced IT was founded by Andy Young with the noble vision to equip every disadvantaged home in the UK, and especially in Manchester, with a free laptop, desktop, or tablet to ensure no family is digitally excluded.
Founded in March 2020, during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, we have to date outfitted more than 400 homes in Manchester, the North West and beyond, with digital devices that would have otherwise be wastefully sitting in someone’s attic. In addition, we have also repaired more than 100 devices, free of charge, for families who could not afford to fix their malfunctioning machines.
Approved by the Manchester City Council, My Outsourced IT is a community project that aims to improve digital inclusion for people of all ages in Greater Manchester, by providing equipment, training, and support to those in need. We do this by collecting hardware donations and funding from those who can spare a device or the money, inviting applications for computers from people who need it, repurposing and repairing the hardware donations, and delivering them to families that require them the most.
By repurposing old hardware, we are also supporting the green mandate.
We believe that ‘Green’ is the way forward and with every computer that’s donated and fixed by us, we are off-setting carbon footprint. A win-win situation indeed! A family in need gets a repurposed device and we get to be a little kinder to the planet. We try to incorporate as much green hardware and offset as much carbon footprint in everything we do, from packages on offer to upgrades and services.
- What we stand for!
- 3 Benefits Managed IT Support Package
- Why not sponsor us?
- Greater Manchester Careers Week 2021
- 5 Reasons why computer maintenance is important
If you are struggling financially there are a number of resources out there who can help. We believe no one should struggle and that paying forward and being green is the only way forward. Please see our green page and the our journey section for more information on how we are trying to do this.
We strongly believe that mental health matters, that it affects all of us either directly or indirectly. We dontate to Mind, our charity of choice, to help end the stigma. We also employ staff who have experienced hardship and have been stigmatised due to mental health.
We also rely on donations from everyone to keep us going with operating costs, tools, refreshments for after school clubs, you name it! We self fund through IT support work and any profit is driven back in. Please consider us for a donation. Thank you.