Cash pot of £150,000 on offer for superfast broadband bids

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Firms in South Holland and the Deepings can share in a £150,000 cash pot for superfast broadband projects.

Ideas such as apps with tourism information and industry-themed auction websites are welcome to bid for cash from the Superfast Broadband Fund run by OnLincolnshire and Creative England.

Coun Colin Davie EMN-141004-165431001

Coun Colin Davie EMN-141004-165431001

The fund is open to small and medium-sized businesses in the north and south west of England, as well as the Midlands, with six grants of £25,000 each to be awarded.

But there are just two weeks left to apply, with the deadline set for June 30.

Coun Colin Davie, executive member for economic development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Over the next few years, we will be dramatically improving broadband speeds across the country and we want to make sure that local businesses are in pole position to reap the benefits.

“Superfast speeds will mean that businesses will be able to improve the way they operate by taking advantage of global connectiuons with customers and suppliers.

“We are already providing a wide range of support to help our firms make the most of digital technology and this project will take things another step forward.”

Creative England specialises in supporting new ideas in film, TV, games and digital media, while onlincolnshire is a county council-led project aimed at improving broadband services for homes and businesses across the county.

For more details about the Superfast Broadband Fund, visit