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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, caf├ęs 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 delegatedgrants@herefordshire.gov.uk

Visit the Fastershire website to apply