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Grants

Grants are available to help co-fund your community fibre.  For example, some communities have used grants from  the Government, wind farms, Calor Gas and BT Group.
  
The Government has launched a Gigabit Voucher Scheme to provide vouchers (grants) worth up to £3000 for a small or medium sized business (SME) or £500 to residents to help with the costs of connecting to full fibre broadband.  If you're an SME or if there's one in your community, see if you're eligible to apply.  
The only way residents can benefit from the Government's voucher scheme is as part of a local community group scheme, which must also include small businesses. Residents and businesses taking part in a group scheme can join together to pool the value of their vouchers.
 
  
BT Group has dedicated £2m to award as grants to communities with a school or charity to enable super-fast, or ultrafast access in the classroom as well as at home and in the community.  
 
Communities in the UK with a school or charity receiving speeds of less than 30Mbps can apply for a grant to cover three quarters of the cost of the new fibre infrastructure, up to £30,000.  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.

BT Group grant information:

 
Please see the set of FAQs about eligibility for the BT Group grant, if you've a school or registered charity in your community
 
Read more about fibre partnerships for communities with schools
 

 

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