At Spark, we believe every child in New Zealand deserves to have the opportunities to learn and thrive in the modern digital economy.
Spark Jump is a new social programme to bring heavily subsidised home broadband to thousands of New Zealand children.
From our successful partnership with the Manaiakalani Education Trust, we know that the ability to continue online learning at home and strong whanau engagement is crucial for our young people to succeed.
Spark Jump is our way of helping solve this Digital Divide, by ensuring children have digital access both at school and in the home.
Spark Jump is a highly flexible pre-paid scheme for selected families, offering 30GB of data for just $15, a quarter of the price of the cheapest commercial services available.
Spark Jump is designed for families in low-income communities with school-age children who don't have a broadband connection at home.
Spark Foundation will work with local community-based organisations who will identify and refer eligible families. Spark Jump is not available through the Spark Foundation or for purchase at Spark stores. Community partners will refer to Spark Foundation families who have school-aged children and a suitable 4G coverage where they live.
Initially Spark Foundation has partnered with the following community-based organisations:
National - 2020 Trust
Christchurch - Greater Christchurch Schools’ Network
Palmerston North - DIGITS
Rotorua - Ngā Pūmanawa e Waru
Waikato - Web Access Waikato Trust
As the programme develops, we will partner with more organisations and they will be added to this list.
Spark is looking to partner with government agencies and community groups to make Spark Jump available across the country.
As a partner your key role will be the identification of eligible families and providing support for some administrative tasks related to the management of Spark Jump.
If you are interested in becoming a Spark Jump partner please complete the form at the top of this page as the first step.