Ultrafast Broadband Connection Grants for SME Businesses

A national Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is currently offering grants to small and medium sized businesses and neighbouring residential properties.
The £67 million investment will provide funding for future-proof full fibre connections for businesses and the homes around them. A high demand for the grants is expected and the grants will be issued on a first come, first served basis so we’re encouraging local businesses to apply for a grant now!


Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of gigabit-capable (1,000 megabit) internet connections, either individually or as part of a group. Joining together with other neighbouring businesses and residential customers to pool vouchers can boost the value – e.g. industrial estates, town and district centres, office developments etc.


A faster, better broadband offers many benefits to businesses including:

  • increased productivity and improved customer service through uploading and downloading massive files in seconds – great for productivity and customer service
  • increasing reliability and resilience
  • future proofing the business
  • increased security: and
  • enabling widespread use of videoconferencing throughout an organisation

For more details please follow the link below or email the Economic Development team at economy@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk.

Read more about the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme here