Broadband connection vouchers now available to organisations in Warwickshire

A new scheme has been launched in Warwickshire to enable businesses and voluntary organisations to claim grants of up to £3000 towards the cost of upgrading to superfast broadband

The Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme is now available to any eligible business, charity or voluntary organisation and can cover both fixed solutions, usually fibre connections, or wireless solutions such as satellite or microwave broadband where fibre is not available.

Organisations are usually eligible if they employ fewer than 250 people and have a turnover of less than £41m per year. Even sole traders or businesses run from home can apply, so the scheme is open as widely as possible.

The Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme will complement the broadband rollout under the CSW Broadband programme, and is administered by Coventry City Council who have over 12 months experience of the voucher scheme in Coventry prior to its extension into Warwickshire.

John Parmiter, BDUK Project Executive of Warwickshire County Council, said: “it is very positive that this scheme is now open to organisations in Warwickshire and we would strongly urge people to apply as soon as possible. As the CSW Broadband project rolls out the fibre network across Warwickshire even more businesses and communities will be able to take advantage of the new ways of working. This voucher scheme will help those businesses who need support to connect to the new technologies, and will also help those in areas where the fibre network has not yet reached by contributing to the connection costs of satellite or microwave solutions. Warwickshire has a high number of small enterprises and businesses run from home, and it is important that these should be able to compete against larger businesses in an increasingly global economy.”

Rebecca Young, Economy and Jobs Manager, at Coventry City Council said: “We are delighted to be able to extend this highly successful scheme. So far we have issued over 300 vouchers in Coventry, worth over £500,000 in Coventry. Organisations from a wide range of different sectors have applied including manufacturers, training organisations, professional services and ICT companies. What they all have in common is a need to have high speed, high quality digital connectivity at an affordable price, and that’s what this scheme is all about.”

Applying to the scheme is very straightforward and applications will be dealt with promptly, simply visit

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