Superfast internet connectivity grants up to £3,000 available in Gosport again

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Superfast internet connectivity grants up to £3,000 available in Gosport again

Monday 21st September 2015

Small and medium sized businesses, registered charities, social enterprises and sole traders across Hampshire, including Gosport, are eligible to apply for a Government grant of up to £3,000 towards the cost of upgrading their internet connection.

The national scheme has had £40m of government funding and Hampshire County Council are partnering with Dorset County Council to enable Hampshire based applications.  The vouchers are available on a ‘first come first served’ basis, so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

To secure a grant you will need a bespoke connection quote and complete an application; or take a pre-registered package from a registered supplier (there are approximately 20 in our region to choose from).  For more details see and enter the postcode of your business premises to confirm eligibility.  This can be a residential address if that is the main base for your business.

The connection cost must be at least £100 and the maximum grant contribution is £3,000.  All you are required to pay is any balance over £3,000 plus the VAT element of the connection; and the cost of the ongoing monthly subscription.

Please note that for those submitting applications for a bespoke connection, the scheme in this region is being administered by Bournemouth council.  See the following link for their contact details

A number of Gosport businesses successfully secured grants when the scheme was previously available, including SailRacer.  See the following case study to find out more about the benefits it secured as a result of upgrading its internet connection

For the press release announcing the partnership between Hampshire and Dorset county councils see the following link