Emergency support to get the most vulnerable online during the COVID-19 crisis
FutureDotNow are coordinating industry action through a new initiative, DevicesDotNow, targeting the 1.7 million households who don’t have access to the internet and are digitally excluded as we face a socially distanced world gripped by COVID-19. Supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the DevicesDotNow campaign is asking businesses to donate tablets, smartphones and laptops, as well as connectivity in the form of sims, dongles and mobile hotspots
As the government works to address the challenges of COVID-19, many elderly and vulnerable people may find themselves isolated in their homes with limited means of communicating with the outside world, or getting access to vital services such as health, food or banking.
Frontline community organisations are in desperate need of digital devices to be able to mobilise into the community. With your help, we can power them up so they can support households facing self-isolation – alleviating the strain on the NHS, while ensuring that vulnerable people aren’t cut off from their loved ones and the outside world.
Get in touch
If you’d like to talk to someone to find out more, please email [email protected] and someone from the team will be in touch.
Are you an Online Centre?
At the current time we are working with large national companies and distributing the equipment being donated via the Online Centres Network supported by Good Things Foundation. If you are an Online Centre and would like to receive some equipment through this first phase can you please complete this form:
Another Community Organisation?
If you’re not an Online Centre and you would like us to get back in touch with you if we move to a second phase of the campaign then please leave your details here: