Funding for Broadband

Available funding for broadband in the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Access Cymru 

  • suitable for residents and businesses

As part of the super fast broadband roll out, Access Cymru provides grants to fund (or part-fund) the installation costs of new broadband connections for homes and businesses in Wales. New connections through this scheme must deliver a step change in speed - with at least double your current download speeds eg a current connection of 10Mbps must improve to at least 20Mbps.

 

 

The amount of funding you can receive depends on the speed of the new connection. You can receive £400 for 10Mbps and above, or £800 for 30Mbps and above. 

 

Access Cymru Grants

 

Gigabit Vouchers

  • primarily for business

 

As part of a Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport initiative, Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit capable connection. 

 

In Wales, businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection individually or up to £5,500 as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £800 as part of a group project. 

 

 

Gigabit Voucher Scheme

 

BT Community Fibre

BT are working with a number of communities across the Vale to look at community fibre initiatives. This involves working with BT to provide a quote for the households/ buildings that are interested. You then could look at either privately funding this through your community, or looking at funding solutions to achieve this (or a combination of the two).

 

BT Community Fibre