The Access Broadband Cymru scheme provides grants to help improve broadband in Wales.
This grant scheme, put in place to help cover the shortfall in the project to provide all properties with Superfast Broadband by the end of July 2017, has been extended until 2018 by the Welsh Assembly to ensure all individuals, businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and communities in Wales have access to install alternative broadband solutions capable of delivering stable superfast download speeds.
The Access Broadband Cymru scheme provides grants to fund (or part-fund) the installation costs of new broadband connections for homes and businesses in Wales. It does not include monthly rental costs.
The scheme compliments the Superfast Cymru programme where the Welsh Government is working in partnership with BT to deliver fast fibre broadband across Wales. The scheme offers a Welsh Government funded grant to the value of 90% of the cost of the proposed installation, with a maximum grant of £800 available to eligible premises in Wales.
You can read more on the Superfast Broadband page
How to Apply for a grant
Applying for the grant:
- To find out if you qualify for the Access Broadband Cymru grant contact us or call us on 01239 545 033 with your post code and landline number and we will check. If you are eligible and we can provide you with wireless broadband we will ask you to complete a grant application form.
- We will submit your form together with a covering letter from us, you should receive a reply back from Access Broadband Cymru within 4 – 6 weeks of that submission date with an offer of funding/voucher. Once received let us know and we will arrange the installation with you.
- We will arrange a time mutually convenient to come out and install the high speed wireless connection. Once that is done you need to sign a form stating we have done the work so we can claim the funding to pay for installation
Click here to go to the Welsh Government Access Broadband Cymru site
Dyfed IT are a registered supplier of broadband solutions which are covered by the ABC scheme. This not only includes wireless broadband such as Dyfed Superfast but also satellite broadband.