Rural homes and businesses in Scotland with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps available may be eligible for additional funding from Scottish Government towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project.
In addition to the £4,500 available to rural homes and small to medium-sized businesses under the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS), the Scottish Government may provide additional funding of up to £5,000 through its R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS), which can be combined with the GBVS voucher, where eligibility criteria of both schemes can be met.
|Premises||UK Government’s GBVS||Scotland Government R100 SBVS top-up available||Total funding available for installation|
|Residential and SMEs||Up to £4,500||Up to £5,000||Up to £9,500|
The Scottish Government’s £600 million Reaching 100% (R100) programme ensures that every home and business in Scotland can access superfast broadband speeds.
The R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) offers a subsidy of up to £5,000 to eligible properties and covers all direct installation costs, which are carried out by a registered supplier.
Group projects are when two or more residents or businesses get together to combine their vouchers towards the cost of connections. In Scotland, the registered supplier acting on behalf of the group will apply for the GBVS funding and/or the R100 SBVS funding on the group’s behalf.
To find out more about the Scottish Government’s R100 programme please visit www.scotlandsuperfast.com.