The scheme offers funding towards the delivery of faster broadband connections for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisation, businesses, residents, and communities across Wales. It is targeted specifically at premises that currently receive slow broadband - defined under the terms of the grant as a connection with a consistent download speed of less than 2Mbps.
Prior to the changes, only areas not in the published Superfast Cymru roll-out were eligible. However, those based in an area which will eventually be covered by the roll-out but are currently unable to access broadband above a speed of 2MB, can now make an application.
The scheme offers a Welsh Government funded grant to the value of 90% of the cost of the proposed installation, with a maximum grant of £900 available to eligible premises in Wales. The money can be used to fund the delivery of faster broadband connections in commercial, residential and voluntary/charitable sector premises.
Applicants will also be given information about the Superfast Cymru roll-out so that they decide whether to apply for a grant or wait for superfast fibre to be deployed in their area.
The scheme is open to individuals, businesses, VCSE organisations and communities in Wales suffering from slow broadband connections and whose premise can only receive a broadband connection with a consistent download speed of less than 2 mega-bits per second.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
Full details can be found on the Welsh Government website
Source: Welsh Government, 04/08/2014