National Databank is coming to Southwark

Good Things Foundation, the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity is championing a new National Databank initiative alongside Virgin O2. The National Databank aims to mitigate data poverty in England and Wales.

Through collaborative work with the telecommunication industry and community organisations in England, the new National Databank provides free access to data for people who are not able to access the internet and get online.

The National Databank aims to support 500 000 people with data for internet access by the end of 2024 and we are elated to be part of the much-needed innovation and equally thrilled to bring the National Databank to Southwark in South London.

Through the National Databank, IFB Gaming will:

  1. Develop and support local community organisations to access the National Databank grant
  2. Support 18 local people with data every month for the foreseeable future

To be eligible for participation and support from the National Databank you must meet the criteria below.

  1. You run a local community organisation that is a member of the Online Centres Network
  2. You are 18 years and above
  3. You come from a low-income household or supporting individuals and families from a low-income household

To qualify for participation and support from the National Databank you must meet the criteria below.

  1. You do not have access or possess insufficient access to the internet at home
  2. You have no or insufficient access to the internet when you are away from home
  3. You cannot afford your existing monthly contract or top-up

Join the National Databank workshop on Microsoft Team on Saturday, the 29th and the 30th of April, to learn all about the Online Centres Network and National Databank.

What is in it for you

Individuals

– How to apply

– How to get access to your data

– Your contractual obligations and continued access

Community Organisations

– How to join the Online Centres Network

– How to apply for the National Databank grant

– Other benefits of becoming a member of the Online Centres Network

Use the form to learn more about the National Databank and register your interest to join the workshop.