FullFibre Initiates Community Investment Fund to Enhance Digital Connectivity in Targeted Towns

FullFibre, a leading provider of high-speed fibre-optic broadband, has unveiled a Community Investment Fund, aiming to foster digital connectivity within the towns where it is actively building its network. The fund is intended to support local charities and organizations in their projects geared towards enhancing community prosperity and growth.

The Community Investment Fund has a broad scope, encouraging applicants to submit a diverse range of project proposals that can benefit the local populace. Those seeking funding can apply by detailing their project’s nature, how it supports the community, and the location where the project will be implemented.

The first initiative to secure approval from the fund is the Badsey & Aldington Community Computer Club, dedicated to helping people in the Badsey and wider Evesham area improve their internet usage skills. The funding acquired through FullFibre’s Community Investment Fund will be utilized to acquire new equipment and expand the club’s support to the local community.

Councillor Alan Tutton expressed enthusiasm about the fund, emphasizing its potential to aid local communities. He stated, “It is brilliant to have access to a fund that is designed solely to support local communities, and we are so pleased to be the first project approved for funding.”

Matt Smith, Head of Public Procurement and Engagement at FullFibre, emphasized the careful assessment of each project application, aiming to ensure that the Community Investment Fund maximizes its benefits across the 80 plus towns where FullFibre is actively involved.

Oliver Helm, CEO at FullFibre, also voiced his excitement about the initiative, describing it as a positive step towards engaging with communities more effectively. Helm emphasized the importance of investing in digital capacity and improved connectivity, expressing eagerness to receive the first set of applications and kickstart this venture for the greater good of the communities involved

Jonny Rae

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