National Databank: help people get connected with free mobile data
What is the National Databank?
The National Databank is an initiative by Good Things Foundation. Like a food bank but for mobile data, it provides free mobile SIM cards for people who can't afford internet connectivity. These data packages are kindly donated by Good Things' partners Virgin Media O2, Vodafone and Three.
Members of the National Digital Inclusion Network can apply for and distribute these mobile SIM cards for people in their local communities through the National Databank. You can make an application at anytime - just follow the link below.
How does the National Databank work for Network members?
1. Virgin Media O2, Vodafone and Three regularly donate mobile data SIM cards to Good Things Foundation.
2. Members of the National Digital Inclusion Network can apply for free SIM cards anytime, subject to a few due diligence checks.
3. Good Things distribute the SIM cards to successful applicants.
4. People in your community who are experiencing data poverty or living on a low income can pick up a free mobile SIM card from you.
To be eligible to receive free mobile data, the person you’re supporting must:
- Be 18+ years old AND from a low income household
- Not have access to the internet, or the means to pay for data or a broadband package
Provide free mobile data to help your community get connected
Over 1,600 organisations in the National Digital Inclusion Network are already using the National Databank to help people get connected across the UK!
Join them to support people in your community who are experiencing data poverty access affordable internet connectivity.
Help people get connected
If you're already a Network member, you can apply for data today.
Not yet a Network member?
Join the National Digital Inclusion Network to make the most of the National Databank.
Learn more about National Databank delivery
Take a look at these helpful resources
The impact of the National Databank
Kobra was struggling to afford connectivity before visiting her local digital inclusion hub. Since accessing free data, devices and digital skills training, her life has been transformed.
From an asylum seeker with no internet access to now a volunteer at Network member Learn for Life, Jonathan's life has been transformed with access to free data and a device.