Virgin Media O2 and Jangala provide free WiFi for families and communities in need

Virgin Media O2 is helping thousands of people affected by data poverty to get online with free WiFi through a multi-year partnership with technology charity, Jangala. Building on their existing relationship formed in March 2022, the company is expanding its work with Jangala by rolling out 5,000 internet-enabling ‘Get Boxes’ to households, community centres, refuges, and homeless shelters across the UK. A Get Box, powered by O2 mobile data, provides a fast and reliable connection to help those in need access the internet and keep in touch with loved ones.…

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Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub join forces with TV’s George Clarke on the Time After Time fund to award £500,000 to the UK’s best eco projects

Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub have joined forces with TV presenter and environmentalist, George Clarke, to find the UK’s most innovative eco projects – with a share of £500,000 available for initiatives which tackle both electronic waste and support digital inclusion. George, star of hit TV shows, ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’ and ‘Restoration Man’ will help select the winners of the 2023 Time After Time fund where grants from £25,000 up to £100,000 will be awarded to a variety of organisations including community groups, charities and social enterprises. The Time…

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BHF supports Virgin Media O2’s rollout of defibrillators and CPR training

The BHF have partnered with Virgin Media O2 to put more than 200 lifesaving defibrillators in all of its owned stores in the UK.   Virgin Media O2 is also rolling out our first-of-its-kind CPR training tool RevivR to its staff and customers. RevivR is an innovative tool that teaches the user CPR and defibrillation skills in just 15 minutes – all you need is a phone and a firm cushion.  There are over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests every year in the UK, but currently, fewer than one in ten people…

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Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub launch £500,000 fund to tackle growing e-waste crisis

Virgin Media O2 and environmental charity Hubbub are launching a £500,000 fund to boost innovation to tackle electronic waste, the fastest growing waste stream in the world. For the next six months, the Time after Time e-waste fund will award grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for UK projects which reduce e-waste, encourage recycling of electronic goods, or support devices being used over and over agaiThe UK produces more electrical waste per person than any other country in the world (except for Norway)1 and there are approximately 40 million unused…

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Virgin Media O2 and Hubbub’s Tech Fund helps charities provide tablets and data to people in need 

Environmental charity Hubbub and Virgin Media O2 are announcing the five charities which have received a share of £400,000 to run a pioneering device lending scheme to provide tablets and data to people who need them.   Grants between £55,000 and £83,000 have been made to five organisations across the UK who provide crucial support to groups such as women seeking refuge from domestic violence, refugees, asylum seekers and people at risk of homelessness.   The five charities are Thames Reach; Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation; Willowacre Trust; Refuge; and Leeds Refugee Forum.  Between them they will provide…

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