Vodafone and Ochil View Housing Team Up!

Ochil View Housing Association today announced it will be using free connectivity, via Vodafone’s charities.connected initiative, to tackle digital exclusion across Clackmannanshire and Fife. They will use the connectivity to support more individuals and families in the area get online and access its services and to improve connectivity and digital skills for its tenants. The connectivity could assist up to 1,400 Ochil View Housing tenants across these two areas.

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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 Clackmannanshire and Fife 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.

Ochil View Housing Association said: “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 forms part of our wider initiative to help our tenants feel digitally connected.

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 Ochil View 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.