Cisco Eligibility Criteria

This programme is currently available only to eligible country non-profit organisations (see programme eligibility guidelines)
  • Products will be distributed to eligible organisations only, not to individuals.
  • An organisation must have an annual budget of less than X million per annum.
  • Organisations which provide the following types of services are eligible to receive Cisco donations through this programme:
    • Basic Human Needs:
        • Housing & shelter
        • Low income housing
        • Housing for the aged
        • Help and accommodation for the homeless
        • Refuges and shelters
        • Care and housing of children and orphans
        • Food & income
        • Food distribution
        • Helping meet basic needs inc. finance
        • Job training/basic skills training/help into work
        • Legal aid and counselling and advice
        • Access to clean water
        • Mine clearance
    • Access to Education:
          • Special needs education
          • Access to basic skills
          • Literacy
          • Numeracy
          • Digital inclusion
          • Re-training of long term unemployed
    • Access to Health Services:
          • Awareness, support and information for sufferers of illness
          • Health counselling
          • Care for the elderly
          • Aid to the handicapped
          • Prevention of cruelty to children
          • Rescue & emergency services
          • Rehabilitation services (drugs, alcohol etc)

The following types of organisations are not eligible to receive Cisco donations through this programme:

    • Religious organisations without a secular community designation: A secular designation is defined as an organisation separate from the church or religious organisation that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith. Example: A refugee shelter with Public Benefit Organisation status that is run by a church, but is a separate and unique organisation that provides shelter and assistance to anyone who qualifies for services, regardless of religious beliefs.
    • Foundations and grant-making organisations
    • Schools
    • Museums
    • Libraries
    • Camps
    • Zoos
    • Cultural and environmental education organisations
    • Any organisation that advocates, supports or practices discrimination based on race, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, language, size, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background or disability.

In terms of the programme:

  • During one fiscal year (1st July – 30th June), an organisation may request any quantity of Cisco products in a single order. The combined administrative fees for all ordered items may not exceed X + VAT.
  • An organisation that is an affiliate of a larger organisation (with no more than 10 affiliates) may order products individually, providing it is ...
  • An organisation must demonstrate that it has a technology line item in its budget and must be able to state the amount of that budget line item.
  • An organisation must demonstrate that a Trustee or Director of the organisation has requested the equipment.
  • Cisco may, at its sole discretion, provide "functionally equivalent" substitute product(s) for any request or order.
  • Cisco products may not be transferred or resold.
  • Recipient organisations are required to sign an Equipment Donation Agreement.