BT supports the Community Heartbeat Trust and the Defib Centre which has placed defibrillators in adopted kiosks. This is bringing life-saving services closer to people, when every second counts. Find out more about the Community Heartbeat Trust.
The red telephone box is a British design classic. And many of these iconic boxes, as well as more modern boxes are getting a new lease of life as part of our innovative Adopt a Kiosk programme.
This gives towns and villages up and down the country the chance to do something useful with their phonebox. Some of the projects already underway have really helped bring local people closer together – providing a focal point for the community.
How do I Adopt a Kiosk?
For many towns and villages, the phonebox is part of the community's history and identity. People just don't want to have an empty space where the phonebox once stood.
If you want to protect it for future generations, you can apply to take ownership of it. Then, we'll remove just the phone and leave the box in place.
You can see how many other towns and villages in the UK have adopted their local phonebox on our Adopt a Kiosk map.
What can I do with a phonebox?
That's entirely up to you. There have been some fantastic projects up and down the country. These include phoneboxes being turned into grocery shops, wildlife information centres and art galleries. The Community Heartbeat Trust charity has even installed defibrillators in some local boxes.
So whether it's something that would bring a bit of culture, a practical solution or just a little joy and inspiration to your community, we'd love you to consider adopting.