Rural Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

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What is the incentive/subsidy on offer?

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them in rural areas to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project.

How much is the incentive/subsidy?

The maximum voucher value for an SME is £2,500 and the minimum value is £500. If your installation charges are above £2,500, then you will be liable for paying the difference to the supplier. If the installation cost falls below £500 your connection will not be eligible for voucher support.

Restrictions

You are responsible for checking that you meet the eligibility requirements for the Scheme. You will be asked to self-certify that you meet the SME definition criteria (where applicable) and are eligible to receive funding under the De Minimis Regulation.

You cannot benefit from a voucher to support the costs of a connection you already have or to replace a connection which is already gigabit capable. Anything you spend before the date of your voucher offer cannot be claimed back.

 

How to find out more

Please visit the website for more information.

Contact information:

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk

Additional information

Closing Date: 31/03/2021

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