Guidance

RDPE Growth Programme: Rural Broadband Infrastructure grant

Grant funding for projects in England which create broadband infrastructure in rural areas - what is available and how to apply.

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The Rural Broadband Infrastructure grant scheme is now closed to new applications.

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which is part of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF).

Grants are not awarded automatically to an applicant. The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) will assess all applications to see which ones best meet the criteria.

Published 3 October 2017
Last updated 1 August 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed RPA contact details as the scheme is now closed
  2. The Rural Broadband Infrastructure grant scheme is now closed to new applications.
  3. First published.