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The voice of Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Published by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

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Charities can benefit from a lower cost base for technology and communications

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I am proud to head Vodafone’s Regional Business in Scotland and Northern Ireland and am privileged to live and work in the heart of my region.

I am equally as proud that Vodafone was chosen by the Scottish Government to provide voice and data services for public sector organisations across Scotland via the Single Supplier Framework for Mobile Voice and Data Services.

All third sector organisations registered in Scotland have access to the Scottish Framework for Mobile Voice Data and Complimentary Services. By purchasing through the framework, organisations are eligible for several commercial offers. With access to pre-negotiated tariffs specifically designed for Scotland’s public and third sector, charities can benefit from a lower cost base for technology and communications.

SCVO saved around 20% per year on mobile bills by using the Scottish Framework pricing model even after factoring in the costs of purchasing devices.

The last two years has been tough for everyone and we have all seen how challenging fundraising has been in this virtual world and how charitable organisations have struggled with raising the funds required to deliver the essential services and support to the people of Scotland. Coupled with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society, this means voluntary resources are further stretched and more vital to us than ever before.

Robust technology and communications infrastructure has and will continue to be a critical enabler for our voluntary organisations to strive beyond the challenging situation we find ourselves in.

Should you be interested in learning more about how your organisation could benefit by purchasing through the Scottish Framework for Mobile Voice Data and Complimentary Services, email my team at Mobilescotland@vodafone.co.uk

Kim Moran-Hogg is Vodafone's Head of Regional Business, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

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