Many community centre’s across County Durham are supporting people through the cost of living crisis in a number of ways, from providing care packages to food vouchers to benefits support. But could they offer free mobile data too?
Supporting people with free mobile data
Good Things Foundation is giving its network of local community partners the chance to provide the people they support with free data, texts and calls through their initiative, the National Databank.
Not having access to the internet can isolate people who are already vulnerable and cut them off from essential healthcare and public services, job opportunities and training, not to mention saving money from online only offers.
In partnership with Virgin Media, O2, Vodafone and Three, the National Databank will help 500,000 who have no access or insufficient access to the internet at home.
How to apply
The next round of applications for this initiative is open now and you have until 30 April 2023 to submit your application.
If you’re already a member of Good Things Foundation’s Online Centres 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.
How can we help?
If your application is successful and once you’ve received the SIMs, we can help to promote the availability of these to people in need in your area. Through the use of social media, our website, publications and contacts, we can help to maximise your reach and ensure as many people as possible are supported.