Several organisations here in County Durham have partnered with The Good Things Foundation to offer free data SIM cards to low-income households and you can too. SIMs can be activated for 6 months and the offer varies from 20gb of data to 40gb, and some also provide free calls and texts.
The initiative called the National Databank provides these SIMs to people in need via Good Things Foundation’s network of local community partners. Think of it like a ‘food bank’ but for internet connectivity data.
To register as a databank through the national digital inclusion network, and to find out more about the Good Things Foundation see the National Databank – Good Things Foundation.
Applications are re-opened monthly and it’s free to join, so what are you waiting for?
If you’re already a member of Good Things Foundation’s National Digital Inclusion Network you can fill in an application form for the National Databank here.
If you’re not already a member, why not sign up now? It takes two minutes, gives you access to a range of support and resources and it’s free! Find out more and register here. Once you’re a member you will then need to fill in an application form for the National Databank.
Once your application is successful and you’ve received your sims, you can start to distribute and help to support people in your local community. We can help to promote the availability of these using our social media, website, publications, and contacts, we can help to maximise your reach and ensure as many people as possible are supported.
You could also join our Digital Directory which is helping people find local digital support in County Durham.