THE GOWANBANK HUB & CRISIS SUPPORT SERVICE a charity in Greater Pollok today announced it will be using free connectivity, via Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative, to tackle digital exclusion across Greater Pollok. The Gowanbank Hub  will use the connectivity to:  to support individuals and families in the area to get online and a number of online government and local council services services including Universal Credit, council tax, and environmental services. 

The connectivity is set to benefit a number of families living on breadline across the Greater Pollok Region. 

Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative is open to any registered charity that would benefit from free connectivity, either to improve its digital capability, extend its services or help the individuals and families it supports get online. Registered charities across Greater Pollock can apply for the free connectivity, in the form of SIM cards with 20GB data a month, plus free calls and texts, for six months [here].   

Billy Coull Chief Executive Officer at The Gowanbank Hub :  said “e.g. Whilst we’ve faced challenges during the pandemic, we’ve also realised the huge benefits that digital technology and connectivity can bring, enabling us to reach more people and provide them with much-needed support. This free connectivity via Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative will help us continue this work and will also support our other projects which aim to tackle inequalities.”

Emma Reynolds, Head of Communications, Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at Vodafone UK said: 

“We are committed to tackling digital exclusion.  We hope that by providing free connectivity to The Gowanbank Hub and the other amazing charities across the UK who have such an enormous impact on their local communities, we can help create a more inclusive digital society.  We urge any organisation who thinks they can benefit to apply online and look forward to hearing how this connectivity has helped.”Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative is part of its commitment to tackle digital exclusion and connect one million people by the end of 2022

The role out of the sims provided to the hub will be Rolled out in the coming month as part of the hubs campaign to tackle to tackle digital exclusion.

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