The RDPE Growth Programme is currently offering grant funding for projects in England which create broadband infrastructure in rural areas. 

Local Authorities leading on the roll out of Superfast Broadband can apply for Rural Broadband Infrastructure grants.

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.

To view the criteria along with other helpful information such as:

  • what the grants are for
  • who can apply
  • how much money you can apply for
  • procurement routes
  • preparing an application

For additional information please visit the RDPE Growth Programme website or contact them through email using the link provided on the right hand side.