Vodafone tackling digital exclusion by offering free SIM cards to charities

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Opportunity for charities to apply for free connectivity to tackle digital exclusion

As part of Vodafone’s commitment to tackle digital exclusion and connect one million people by the end of 2022, we recently launched charities.connected. This initiative gives any charity in the UK the opportunity to apply for free connectivity to help the individuals and families it supports get online or to improve its own digital capability.

The connectivity, in the form of SIM cards offering 20GB of data plus free calls and texts every month for six months, will work in any SIM-enabled device (a phone, tablet, laptop, MiFi or dongle).

Registered charities of any size can apply by completing a simple online application form. Information on how free connectivity will support the project and the number of people set to benefit will be required. Multiple SIMs can be requested and repeat applications can be made if the organisation has a range of digital exclusion projects under way. Applications are open until 1 November 2022, or until supplies last.

The pandemic has highlighted the scale of digital exclusion and in particular its impact on the most vulnerable in society. Digital connectivity is increasingly essential to access work, education, healthcare and to keep in touch with family and friends. That is why we have put tackling digital exclusion at the heart of our business and are keen to work closely with you and local communities to help close the digital divide.

For more details, email Vanessa Higham.


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