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Internet that reaches the parts others cannot reach!

A recent press article highlighted the best and the worst of rural broadband provision across Norfolk and Waveney – read all about it at https://bit.ly/2R0WtE9 

Combat the winter heating blues with ThinkingFUEL!

With the colder weather and longer nights upon us, the cost of heating oil is a big worry for many people who live in ‘off-gas’ areas, so a Norfolk charity is encouraging consumers to save money by joining a collective buying scheme.

 

 

Resource: Unlocking the Digital Potential of Rural Areas Report

Rural England have published their report on how rural businesses use digital technologies, the benefits of it, challenges to using digital technology and the potential impact if the challenges were resolved.
 

Countryside at a Crossroads Report highlights concerns for rural communities

The House of Lords select committee’s Countryside at a Crossroads report has highlighted the negative impact cutbacks have had on the social and economic welfare of rural areas,

Funding: LIFT Programme - Various deadlines

WANTED:  Organisations who have project ideas for:

supporting people in rural areas to move into, or closer to work
supporting rural businesses to offer work trials or to train and upskill their workers

Funding: Rural Community Energy Fund - No deadline

Two stages of funding are available to renewable energy projects that provide social and economic benefits to the community.

Funding: The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - No deadlines

Grants are available to village halls, hospices and community centres working in areas of extreme urban deprivation or remote fragile rural communities. 

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