Business mentoring and support programmes

Harrow Sustain IT

Sustain IT is a project run by Voluntary Action Harrow (VAH). The Council appointed them to collect, refurbish, and distribute laptops to entrepreneurs. Our priority is to support entrepreneurs from low-income backgrounds. Various voluntary enterprises based in Harrow can refer. The project supports our commitment to promote a circular economy and minimise waste.

How is it being delivered?

VAH will run drop-off points for used laptops. The first one is at Victoria Hall, 1-3 St John's Rd, Harrow HA1 6QT. Used laptops are also being delivered direct to VAH by donors.

Used laptops are assessed, serviced, repaired, and refurbished before being donated to potential users. Beneficiaries can approach VAH directly or they may be referred to VAH via other business support programmes. 

Volunteers are key to this programme. VAH are recruiting volunteers with experience of laptop repairs to fix laptops as a team.

How to get involved

We are looking for people who:

  • can volunteer to help repair and clean the laptops
  • want to teach others how to repair their broken and slow devices
  • have old laptops to donate

To get involved, use the links below or email

Volunteer with Sustain IT

Volunteers will be needed to:

  • help with basic electrical fixing involving changing fuses and plugs
  • deal with software issues on laptops
  • replace hard drives, batteries and screens

Volunteer with Sustain IT

Donate a laptop

If you have a laptop to donate please complete the form below and we will be in contact:

Donate a laptop

Become a referral partner

Voluntary Action Harrow will be working with local organisations to ensure the laptops are given to those most in need. 

After you complete the form below, you will be sent details of available laptops.

Become a referral partner

For more information email or call 020 8861 5894 (ask for Asia or Rachel)