Rural broadband fund for village halls
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Grants of up to £500 available for community groups.
A NEW fund has been set up to help install broadband in rural community buildings.
Parishes and community groups can now apply for a grant of up to £500 from North Devon Council to help pay for the costs of installing high-speed internet connections in their village hall or community centre.
The council’s executive member for communities, Councillor Yvette Gubb, said: “We know that rural communities can sometimes feel socially excluded, so this fund should help get them connected.”
For more information and to apply for a grant, call the council on 01271 388216 or 388327, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.