Computer program to aid community groups

Computer program to aid community groups

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Not-for-profit groups can apply for surplus government computers at no cost. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

Not-for-profit groups can apply for surplus government computers at no cost. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

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COMMUNITY organisations could be able to access free computers as part of a state-government initiative.

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COMMUNITY organisations could be able to access free computers as part of a state-government initiative.

The Digital Donation Program, which opens tomorrow, January 13, gives not-for-profit community organisations access to surplus government computers and laptops.

Member for Stuart Dan van Holst Pellekaan said the SA government aimed to reduce its ecological footprint as part of its commitment to sustainability and climate change.

By re-using surplus government equipment by making it available to community groups at no cost, the government can implement a scheme that benefits both the community and the planet, he said.

Eligible organisations can apply for up to three devices, but if stock levels are low, organisations may not receive the number of devices requested.

Successful organisations will receive a HP Generation Desktop computer with a limited number of laptops are available through the program on an "as is" basis, with organisations required to arrange any upgrades to fit the device to their requirements.

Visit sa.gov.au/topics/family-and-community/communityorganisations/information-and-resources/digital-donation-program/_recache for more information on the guidelines.

Applications close Friday, February 12.

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