Grants up for grabs for superfast broadband in schools
A total of £2m is available to communities where their proposal for a new co-funded fibre infrastructure serves a school that doesn't have access to fibre broadband, or has a low broadband speed.
Communities can apply for a grant of up to £20,000 toward the cost of their new fibre infrastructure via our Community Fibre Partnerships programme.
Delivering fibre to the hardest-to-reach communities is a huge challenge. In rural areas we often face laying cables over long distances and challenging terrain. And in urban areas, we have the complexity of working in busy streets with limited space.
It's also why we've made a long term commitment to build a culture of tech literacy for the UK – starting with the next generation. Grants will be awarded to eligible communities on a “first come, first served” basis until the funding is exhausted.
Anna Easton, BT group director of sustainable business says: “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. “This grant will transform the lives of thousands of people.”