Press Release | 12 May 2022

VOXI by Vodafone partners with UK Youth and donates £50,000 to projects for young people this Mental Health Awareness Week

VOXI customers can choose to donate to three important causes - improving mental health, reducing unemployment or preventing digital exclusion - via reward scheme VOXI Drop.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, VOXI by Vodafone is partnering with the UK Youth charity to help improve mental health, reduce unemployment or prevent digital exclusion. VOXI will donate £50,000 to UK Youth and, as part of the VOXI Drop reward scheme, customers can choose where they would like their donation to go.

UK Youth works with a network of over 8000 youth organisations and provides support and training to youth workers across the UK. Their work helps disadvantaged young people, such as helping them find opportunities to improve their future prospects. VOXI customers can each choose to support one of the following projects:

  • Improve mental health: Help a young person access support from a trusted adult.
  • Reduce unemployment: Support a young person and help them develop the skills they need to be work-ready.
  • Prevent digital exclusion: Help a young person develop vital digital skills.

To get involved, VOXI customers simply need to log into their account, tap the VOXI Drop button and select the project they’d like to support. VOXI will then donate £3*.

Scott Currie, Head of VOXI, said: “I’m delighted to be partnering with UK Youth for this month’s VOXI Drop. By giving our customers the choice to donate to three brilliant initiatives, together we can help young people improve their digital skills, improve their mental well-being and feel ready for the future world of work”.

VOXI recently announced it has enhanced its ‘VOXI For Now’ plan, helping those experiencing financial hardship to stay connected. The plan will give unlimited 5G mobile data, minutes and texts for just £10 a month, for up to six months, to anyone claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Allowance, Personal Independent Payment, Employment and Support Allowance, or employment-based Universal Credit.

Vodafone enhances VOXI For Now social tariff to boost support for those in financial hardship

The VOXI For Now tariff, on Vodafone’s VOXI brand, will give unlimited 5G data, calls and texts for just £10 a month to anyone receiving benefits.

VOXI is the mobile network for young people, offering contract-free plans that let you use selected social and video apps, endlessly, without eating into your general data allowance. VOXI Drop launched in January 2019 and more than a quarter of a million rewards have been claimed to date. The loyalty programme gives customers exclusive freebies every month from well-known brands.

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Notes to editors

*VOXI will donate £50,000 to the charity UK Youth. Customers can choose their favourite project – improve mental health, reduce unemployment or prevent digital exclusion – and VOXI will donate £3 in their name. The offer is available from 12 May 2022 until 17 May 2022 (or while codes last). There are 16,667 donations to claim. Offer can only be redeemed once per VOXI customer. For current VOXI customers only. Terms apply.

The ‘VOXI For Now’ plan is available via www.voxi.co.uk. The plan includes unlimited 5G data, minutes, and texts for up to six months for £10 a month. To be eligible, customers need to be receiving one of the following into a UK bank account: Jobseeker’s Allowance, Disability Allowance, Personal Independent Payment, Employment and Support Allowance, or employment-based Universal Credit.

Trusted third-party site Moneyhub will provide VOXI with an automated FCA-regulated eligibility checking process, enabling quick and simple access to the tariff within three steps. Applicants must:

  • Confirm their benefits are paid into a UK bank account.
  • Select their bank from a pre-populated list.
  • Consent by agreeing that Moneyhub will check eligibility through Open Banking, to verify they receive a government benefit payment.

About VOXI
VOXI by Vodafone, the mobile network for young people, offers plans that let you use selected social apps and websites as much as you like, without eating into your general data allowance. These apps are Facebook & Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Pinterest, Snapchat and Twitter. Customers also have unlimited calls, along with 5G at no extra cost. VOXI SIM-only plans work on a flexible monthly subscription with no contract; you’re free to change, pause or cancel your plan whenever you like.

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of March 2022, we have 5G in 380 locations across Europe – 141 in the UK and 239 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 26 UK towns and cities, rising to 35 over the coming months, through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach. Our full fibre services are now available to more than eight million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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