What we do

TechResort has helped adults, young people, schools, community groups, businesses, councils and central government grow digital skills since 2013

Technology surrounds us, and we’re here to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the most of it. Sometimes we act as consultants, offering support and expertise as needed. Often we see a gap that needs to be filled, and set ourselves to the task!

Day to day work

Digital drop-in sessions

Our friendly team run drop-in sessions where you can access 1:1 support for help using your device, filling out online forms, and becoming a more confident online user. You can learn more about these sessions on our projects page, or last year’s recap blog post.

Currently, we run these at:

Sessions for young people

We run two free to attend sessions for young people. You can book onto them via our events page.

Weekly on Wednesdays, from 4.30-5.30, we run our Mini Makers group, for ages 8-12. The whole group follows a set activity, which rotates every 2/3 weeks.

Fortnightly on Saturdays, from 10.30-12, we run our Teens group, for ages 11+. Bring your own project, or be inspired by our kit including 3D printers, Arduino boards or Lego robots. Our team will be on hand to help!

Read more about our sessions on last year’s recap blog post.

Device repurposing

We refurbish devices and donate them to people in need, along with SIM cards from the National Databank.

We take phones, laptops, tablets, and desktops, if they’re less than 10 years old – your old device could be a lifeline to others, as so many essential tasks need to be carried out over the phone or online.

With every device we receive, we make sure to:

  • Wipe any remaining data
  • Check it works and is suitable for basic use
  • Upgrade the hardware, if necessary
  • Install fresh software ready for use
  • Place it in a bag with accessories and instructions on getting started

Work experience

We help provide fulfilling jobs for young people, giving them vital confidence and employability skills. Occasionally we also take on work experience students on placement from local schools or colleges, to help students get their first taste of what a workplace looks like, and give them plenty to add to their CVs!

Other recent work includes:

  • Establishing a weekly coding club for year 5 students in a local school
  • 3D printing protective face visors during the Covid pandemic
  • Providing consultancy advice to a local council who wanted to create a maker space
  • Winning central government funding to create a nationwide digital inclusion website

You can see current and past projects here.

If you’ve got a digital skills challenge, please get in touch for a chat. We’re here to help.

About us

TechResort founded in 2013 and we’ve come a long way since then. We started by organising code clubs and digital inclusion sessions in our home town of Eastbourne, and now we’re working with all sorts of partners across the UK. The need for better digital skills is universal.

As a Community Interest Company, our profits and assets are used solely for the public good.

OurĀ board of directors come from different parts of creative and digital industries. Most of the people who work for us also volunteer extra time, and everyone at TechResort is in it to do good.

How we work

TechResort involves end users very early in a project, running quick and cheap experiments to properly understand a problem. This delivers value early on, and gives us lots of feedback to make the next version better.

Here’s a good example. During the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, we noticed a local lack of personal protective equipment. We tried making visors on a small scale, and quickly found out it was possible. This gave us confidence to invest in a 3D printer farm.

This approach is summed up in our motto: “How hard can it be?” We’re ready to roll our sleeves up and work on any digital challenge.

Any questions?

If you have a question, or if there’s something we can help with, please get in touch.