JRHT joins the National Databank - Free SIM cards for residents

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Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) has partnered with the Good Things Foundation to join the National Databank, which offers free SIM cards with mobile data to eligible residents.

What is the National Databank?

The National Databank was set up by the Good Things Foundation to enable and support vulnerable people in communities nationally to get connected. It provides FREE data to over 500,000 people across the UK supplied by O2, Vodafone and Three.

As a community partner, JRHT has SIM cards and data vouchers which can be used for mobile data, calls and texts for the next 6 months.

How will this help you?

Eligible residents will be able to receive free mobile data, calls and texts via a SIM Card. This will mean they can stay connected with friends and family.

When the resident has received the SIM Card – it is simple to activate by inserting it into a compatible phone. It is also possible to keep your current phone number.

Who is eligible and how to apply?

To receive data from the National Databank residents must meet their eligibility criteria.

These are:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • And be from a low income household


They must also match one or several of the following statements:

  • Have no access or insufficient access to the internet at home
  • And/or have no or insufficient access to the internet when not at home
  • And/or cannot afford your current phone contract or pay as you go.


If you are a resident who lives in a home managed by JRHT, and think you would be eligible – please contact Connor Lambert, Digital Inclusion and Information Accessibility Officer who will be happy to help.

You can contact Connor by telephone on 07890 952568 or email connor.lambert@jrht.org.uk