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A grant to fund or part-fund installation costs of new broadband connections for homes and businesses.

First published:
13 September 2021
Last updated:

Overview

This scheme provides grants to fund (or part-fund) the installation costs of new broadband connections for homes and businesses in Wales. It does not include monthly rental costs. 

Before considering this scheme please use Openreach’s address checker to find out if you already have access to a fast broadband service. There are other suppliers that have broadband networks in Wales. Check directly with broadband providers or through price comparison websites.

New connections through this scheme must deliver a significant change in speed. The new connection must at least double your current download speeds.

The amount of funding you can receive depends on the speed of the new connection:

  • £400 for 10Mbps and above
  • £800 for 30Mbps and above

If you are part of a rural community, support may be available from the UK Government to connect to gigabit capable broadband. Those with speeds of less than 30Mbps may be eligible for additional funding from the Welsh Government towards these costs.

Eligibility

Find out if you are eligible for an Access Broadband Cymru grant by reading the scheme eligibility criteria and scheme conditions.

Before applying you should find out more about options that are available for getting faster broadband. This includes use Openreach’s address checker to find out if you already have access to a fast broadband service. There are other suppliers that have broadband networks in Wales. Check directly with broadband providers or through price comparison websites.

Before you apply

Before completing and submitting your application you should:

  • use Openreach’s address checker to find out if you already have access to a fast broadband service
  • consider what speed connection your home or business requires today and over the next 12 months
  • choose an internet service provider (ISP) that can meet the needs you have identified and get a written quotation from them

You will need this information to submit your application.

How to apply

To apply you must complete the Access Broadband Cymru application form and return it with a quote from your chosen internet service provider to broadband@gov.wales

Further information

If you need further information about broadband in Wales, email customerhelp@gov.wales.