Stage 2: Project Planning
Once eligibility with CBS criteria is confirmed (Stage 1) you can start more detailed planning of your project.
This stage will provide the required information to develop a viable business plan which will then form the basis of your application for capital assistance.
Undertake or commission a technical options review
Investigate service delivery options (options for future proof broadband infrastructure & internet service provision)
Develop capital (infrastructure costs) and revenue (service delivery) financial projections
Determine/establish a suitable community body to take forward the project and to apply for CBS capital assistance.
Investigate appropriate permissions for infrastructure (planning permission, formal wayleave or tenancy agreements etc)
CBS Project Planning grant
A standard grant of £7,500 (up to 100%). Larger more complex projects can request up to £15,000.