Broadband voucher schemes

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

There are different voucher schemes residents can apply for to obtain funding for faster broadband services.

Gigabit Voucher Scheme

The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is a UK-wide government subsidy scheme to provide future-proof full fibre connections for homes and businesses.

Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of gigabit-capable (1,000 megabit) internet connections, either individually or as part of a group. Residents can benefit from the scheme too if they are part of a group project (which also includes businesses) and can claim a voucher with a value of up to £500.

The scheme is only accessible through broadband service providers.

Applications closed on 14 May 2020.

Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme

If you are located in a rural area you may be able benefit from a voucher from the Government’s Rural Gigabit Scheme.

We are also providing additional funding for rural residents in the hardest-to-connect areas through the Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme (the Kent Top-Up Voucher).

Funded by

In the summer of 2020, the government provided some Getting Building Funding (via the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, and its local board, the Kent and Medway Economic Partnership) for projects which will stimulate economic recovery following the coronavirus pandemic.

One such project is the Digitally Connecting Rural Kent and Medway project, which is receiving £2.29 million of Getting Building Funding.