Close the Gap’s success depends largely on the generosity of its computer donors and strategic partners. Close the Gap has two types of partnerships available. A company becomes a “Friend of” as soon as it donates ICT equipment to Close the Gap. If this same company wants to support Close the Gap financially, adopt a specific project, make an in-kind contribution or buy e-resource certificates, this company becomes a “strategic partner”.
My company wants to …
Close the Gap collects high-quality used IT equipment from European companies and organisations. The equipment is collected in a professional way and at no cost to the donor. Close the gap organises the collection of A-brand used equipment if it complies with the following conditions.
Adopt a project
Does your company have some connection with a specific emerging or developing country? Would it like to support a project in a specific field? Close the Gap gives companies and foundations the opportunity to adopt a project. This way, companies help a project to cover the costs related to the refurbishing and transportation of the computers.
Close the Gap works without any subsidy, so we count on the generosity of private donors and foundations to help to bridge the digital divide. Do what many other companies do and support Close the Gap through a financial donation.
Your company wants to help us but you don’t know how? A lot of companies are helping by offering us their core business. Close the Gap is always looking for new partners that can assist us in our daily work in terms of project and office management.
Help prevent e-waste
In order to set up an environmentally sound e-waste management system in developing countries, Close the Gap created WorldLoop. In 2011 WorldLoop set up its first recycling centre in Kenya, where Close the Gap’s computers are recycled by local partners. This recycling facility is financed through a mechanism of e-resource certificates that are voluntarily purchased by sponsors in Europe. For each certificate bought by a European partner, one asset is collected and recycled in Africa.