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Grants

There are several grants that you can use to help co fund your community fibre.  For example, some communities have used grants made available by wind farms, Calor Gas and BT Group:
 
BT Group has invested more than £3bn in rolling out fibre across the UK, as well as developing affordable and accessible broadband propositions for those that need it most. 

Technology is shaping the modern world, from creating more engaged citizens through to driving global growth and finding solutions to some of society's biggest challenges so to help build a culture of tech literacy for the UK starts with the next generation.  And that starts with the right internet access so BT Group has dedicated £2m to award as grants to communities with an eligible school to enable super-fast access in the classroom as well as at home and in the community.

We're enabling communities in the UK not covered by fibre broadband rollout plans to apply for a grant to cover three quarters of the cost of the new fibre infrastructure, up to £30,000, if that new infrastructure serves the local school and is delivered by Openreach. So, for example, if the cost for a so called 'gap-funded' solution that serves a school has been quoted as £40,000, the community would pay £10,000 and £30,000 would be funded from the grant.

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Read more about fibre partnerships for communities with schools.
 

 

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If you represent a community or are simply an interested party and would like more information about co-funding fibre broadband to your property then please get in touch with us.

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