Posted on 12th October 2016
You are invited to find out more about the West Sussex Superfast Broadband Connection Voucher scheme and application process at:
The Studio at The Capitol, Horsham RH12 1RG from 9.30am on Wednesday 19th October 2016
An Agenda and directions to the venue are attached. At the event you will also hear a case study on Knepp Castle, who were successful in applying for a previous grant and used a hybrid of solutions to achieve superfast broadband across the estate. Afterwards, you are invited to join a site visit to Knepp Castle to see the solution first hand.
To reserve a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm you are attending the workshop and the site visit.
ABOUT THE SUPERFAST BROADBAND VOUCHER SCHEME
West Sussex businesses that do not have access to superfast broadband and are not included in any commercial or publicly-funded rollout may be eligible to apply for a Superfast Broadband Connection Voucher up to the value of £3000 towards the capital costs to achieve speeds of greater than 30Mbps. Groups of eligible businesses in a building or common location will each need to submit an individual application but can pool their vouchers to fund a joint solution. The scheme is not open to residential applicants but home-based businesses meeting the criteria can apply.
The scheme is funded by the Coast to Capital LEP from their ‘Growth is Digital’ priority, West Sussex County Council is the delivery body.
Information and an application form can be found at http://www.coast2capital.org.uk/helping-business-growth/grant-funding/digital-connectivity-grant-programme.html#sthash.TV8XVvdS.dpbs
West Sussex Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme
The deadline for applications to the West Sussex Connection Voucher scheme is midnight 1 February 2017
WEST SUSSEX BROADBAND CONNECTION VOUCHERS
19th October 2016
Refreshments and networking
Agenda, housekeeping and introductions
Sandra Grant RWSP
The Voucher Scheme explained
David Doxford SDNPA
An example – Knepp Castle
Surgery Session – a chance to talk to the project team or to potential suppliers
1230 – 1400
Site visit to Knepp Castle
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