As part of its commitment to tackle digital exclusion, Vodafone has recently launced charities.connected, an initiative where charities can apply for free SIM cards. These SIM cards, offering 20GB of data plus free calls and texts every mont for six months, can be used to improve the charity's own digital capability or to help the individuals it supports.
Registered charities of any size can apply by completing a simple online application form, where they must provide details of how free connectivity will support their project. Multiple SIMs can be requested and repeat applications can be made if the organisation has a range of digital exclusion projects underway. Applications are open until 1 November 2022, or until supplies last.
Find out more and apply here: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/everyone-connected/charities-connected
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.