Bridging
the digital divide

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Close the Gap evaluates and selects projects that focus on both the individual and his or her community. The projects selected cover various fields, such as education, health, environment, microfinance, research, socio-cultural and good governance. Close the Gap supports projects in developing and emerging countries all around the world.

Close the Gap selects projects based on several factors: the existence of a local infrastructure allowing the installation of computers (electricity, security, etc.), local capacities (IT knowledge, training opportunities, etc.), the servicing plan and especially the added value the use of IT equipment would bring to the project.

Your project

Please fill in the project application form in English or in French. This will give us a better understanding of your project’s expected results and needs. It is very important that we ascertain the feasibility and sustainability of the project. Please note that the collaborations usually start with a minimum of 20 computers.

Close the Gap’s offer

The projects selected are asked to contribute to the refurbishing and transportation costs, unless a partnering company expresses a wish to sponsor a particular project. Experience has shown that transport fees are often problematic. However, Close the Gap can help project applicants by looking for the most cost-efficient transport solution (by ship or plane, depending on the destination and volume).

You will find detailed information about the products and their prices in the product information form in English or in French. Please note that prices are exclusive of VAT (Value Added Tax). The VAT can be refunded if the project coordinator sends us the export documentation proving that the goods have left Europe.

Your project is accepted – great!

If your project is selected and you went through all the necessary import paperwork, we will send you an invoice. After payment, the goods are prepared by our refurbishing partner. The goods can be collected by the transport company chosen by the project coordinator four weeks later. The equipment is delivered Ex Works.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Terms and Conditions

Please find here Close the Gap’s Terms and Conditions for computer deliveries to projects.