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Digital Connectivity Fund

The Digital Connectivity Challenge Fund aims to support local community and voluntary groups to improve the coverage and reach of digital networks within their community hall or facility by providing grants for digital infrastructure such as wireless access points.

This could be an extension of your community facility's existing digital provision or support other infrastructure installations if your facility is not currently connected.

Grants of up to £5000 are available for constituted community or voluntary groups responsible for managing a local community facility in which they plan to improve. The group must own or have a long-term lease in place for the facility and be able to meet the ongoing revenue costs of the improved digital services. The following provides examples of the type of costs that can be supported through the challenge fund:

  • installation of fibre connectivity 
  • wireless access points and associated technology 
  • internal cabling and infrastructure to accommodate provision 
  • point-to-point wireless connectivity solutions 

Earlier this year, we ran our first round of applications and were able to support 6 organisations to improve connectivity in their local community facilities. We will now be running a second round.

Applications closed on Friday 28 June. Applicants will be notified mid August of the outcome.

FAQ Sheet and Grant Specification

More information on the challenge fund is available in the documents below.


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Funded by UK Government

Page last updated:
18 Jul 2024

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