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Copperworks Housing Association receives free connectivity from Vodafone to help tackle digital exclusion in the North East of Glasgow.

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Copperworks Housing Association has announced it will be using free connectivity, via Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative, to tackle digital exclusion in the North East are of Glasgow, Royston.

Copperworks will use the connectivity to support individuals and families in Royston and the surrounding areas to get online and get connected. As the cost of living rises Copperworks wants to support their tenants and local community as best they can in any way they can. Digital exclusion is a significant problem throughout the whole country, and with Vodafone’s help Copperworks will be able to alleviate this stress for individuals and families. The connectivity is set to benefit at least 200 individuals and families. 

Copperworks were a previous recipient of Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative, receiving 120 SIM cards which featured 20GB of data and unlimited calls & texts free for 6 months after activation. In partnership with Roystonhill Community Hub, who took the lead on distributing these sim cards, they were able to support 120 families and individuals in getting online and getting connected. 

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 Glasgow can apply for free connectivity, in the form of sim cards with 20GB of data a month, plus free unlimited calls and texts for six months. 

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 Copperworks Housing Association 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.