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Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Full fibre broadband connections offer the fastest and most reliable speeds available, and the government is committed to a vision of a full fibre Britain. As part of this commitment in March 2018, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project.

More information for businesses

More information for residents

Am I eligible?

The scheme is available for small to medium-sized enterprises.

A small to medium-sized enterprise is defined as one that employs fewer than 250 people and has an annual turnover not exceeding €50 million, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 million. This includes sole traders.

In order to benefit from a voucher as a resident, you must be part of a group project with eligible businesses. As part of this group, you are able to combine the values of your vouchers.

There is no minimum size for a group project but for every business in the group you can have up to 10 residents’ vouchers worth £500 each.

Please read the terms and conditions for details or for more specific queries, contact your supplier.

How do I claim a voucher?

Businesses or residents that are eligible for gigabit vouchers can access the scheme through an approved supplier. You can check the approved suppliers in your area by checking your postcode on the DCMS website.

Approved suppliers for businesses

Approved suppliers for residents

The chart below shows the step-by-step process that each voucher recipient will go through to activate their voucher:

Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme process