Working with the Good Things Foundation, Denbighshire’s Libraries help distribute free SIM cards and mobile data to local people living in data poverty through the National Databank Scheme.

The National Databank distributes free data to people through community organisations and is supported by many popular UK mobile networks.

Denbighshire residents can register their interest to take part if they meet the eligibility criteria. Residents can also register interest on behalf of other people if they know someone who would benefit from free mobile data.

To be eligible to access the National Databank, residents must be over 18 years old and come from a low-income household. They also need to meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • You have no or insufficient access to the internet at home.
  • You have no or insufficient access to the internet away from home.
  • You can’t afford your existing monthly contract or top-up.


Councillor Emrys Wynne, Lead Member for Welsh Language, Culture & Heritage said:

“Internet access has become such a vital part of everyday life, with many essential services and schemes now moving online. I would urge anyone who may need some help in this area to contact or visit their local library for more information.”


For more information, go to or visit your local library.