The scheme will provide between 70 per cent and 89 per cent of total eligible costs for capital works associated with eligible projects.
There is no upper or lower limit to the size of the project.
However, it is likely that below a certain threshold, projects will not be economically viable, with projects being subject to a value for money assessment.
It is a main feature of this scheme that the groups involved work to grow interest and demand in their communities, and we would estimate that a project should aim to make at least 500 broadband connections.
Project viability will be discussed with your Community Broadband Scotland officer.
If you receive funding through this scheme, it does not mean you cannot apply for other grant funding.
The support you may receive will be awarded as State Aid either through a notified scheme, a general block exemption or De Minimis.
De Minimis allows an entity to receive up to €200,000 aid over a 3 year period. In order to determine your eligibility for De Minimis you will need to detail any public awards of funding received by your organisation in the last 3 years. This includes grants, loans and subsidised contracts.
The broadband scheme can provide grant assistance towards the capital infrastructure your project/community needs to deliver superfast broadband.
The eligible costs shall include the following costs:
Additionally, your project and local area must also meet the following criteria for investment: