Community grant - Fastershire

Fastershire logoWith the internet so vital to rural areas like ours, Fastershire's Go-online@Fastershire grant can help local communities in Herefordshire make the most of broadband and internet. If you are a group, charity, parish or town council or other not-for profit organisation in the county, you can apply for up to £2,500 grant funding to help get training and practical support for your community.  This could help you with projects to:

  • Provide speakers or set up demonstrations on how to use the internet better
  • Train volunteer local mentors who can then help others in their community go online
  • Set up 'taster' or 'have a go' sessions on how to use the internet
  • Encourage more people to go online through internet clubs, cafés and 'drop in' events

Make your project happen

If you would like to see projects like these in your community, you could get a grant from Fastershire to help make them happen. This can cover as much as 80 per cent of a project's costs, up to a maximum of £2,500. The minimum you can apply for is £250. Projects will need to find at least 20 per cent of the costs themselves, however this can also include 'in-kind' contributions, such as volunteers' time and donated services.

For further information about the grant email

Visit the Fastershire website to apply