Once the project planning stage is complete (Stage 2) you can apply for funding to establish the broadband project. We will take your business plan as the basis of your application for CBS Capital Assistance. It is likely that we will ask you for additional information to supplement your business plan. In order to provide specific feedback as your business plan develops we are keen to see early drafts.
To apply for a Capital Assistance grant communities will have to demonstrate/provide the following:
CBS Capital Assistance grant
Up to a maximum of 89% of capital infrastructure costs (supply and installation). The full 89% will only be awarded in exceptional cases as match funding from other sources is expected.
A minimum community contribution of 11% is expected. This should come from non-public sources.