charities.connected

If you're a charity, find out how to apply for free mobile connectivity to help tackle digital exclusion.

Apply for free mobile connectivity to support your charity

Help us eradicate digital exclusion

1.5 million* households in the UK don't have access to digital technology. We're committed to bringing an end to digital poverty and ensuring nobody is left behind. With your help, we can deliver connectivity to one million people by the end of 2022.

How you can help us support people without digital connectivity

If you're a charity that needs support for digital inclusion programmes, you can apply for free Vodafone SIMs, each loaded with 20GB data plus unlimited calls and texts to be used over 6 months. You can use these however you like - for example, to help stay in touch with service users, or deliver training to people in need.

Here's how you can get involved

It's quick and easy if you have any questions - we're here to support you along the way.

You fill in the application form

All you need to do is tell us a bit about your charity and your programmes supporting digital inclusion. SIMs are available until 1 November 2022, or until supplies last.

We'll review your application

Once your application has been received, we'll make a decision within a month. If you require more than 100 SIMs, the process could take a little longer, but we'll work with you to support your needs. 

We'll be in touch

If your application is successful, we'll get in touch and send your SIMs to your charity's registered address within the following month. 

Explore the campaigns tackling digital exclusion

everyone.connected

Our campaign to help connect 1 million people living in digital exclusion by 2022 is underway.

We believe in the power of connectivity to change lives. Digital poverty means some people can't do the things most of us take for granted - such as set up online accounts for bills, apply for jobs online or stay in touch with family and friends. We can't do it by ourselves, but alongside you and our charity partners, we can start to make a difference. 

Find out more about everyone.connected

Buy One Give One

Vodafone Together brings together unlimited home broadband and unlimited mobile data in one place. Sign up and we’ll donate a prepaid 20GB SIM with unlimited calls and texts to someone living in digital poverty.

Find out more about Buy One Give One

The Great British Tech Appeal

Donate an old phone, tablet or laptop that you don’t need any more to help disadvantaged young people access remote learning, connect with loved ones and stay safe.

 

Looking for the fine print?

FAQs

It's simple to apply. Once your charity has been verified, you will need to answer a short number of questions to explain how the free connectivity will help you to tackle digital exclusion. Please make sure you’ve had a look at our terms and conditions before you start the application process.

Unfortunately, this programme is only available to registered charities in the UK.

Once you have submitted your application, we will aim to contact you through the email you provided in your application within four weeks to let you know whether your application has been successful or not.

Yes. As long as each application can show how your charity’s proposed use of the free connectivity would tackle digital exclusion, charities can apply as many times as they like. However, a previously-approved application is not a guarantee that future ones will be approved.

Each application will be considered individually, regardless of how many applications have been submitted by each charity.