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Cheshire East Improved, Greener, Community Facilities Fund – Funded by the UK Rural England

The UK Rural England Prosperity Fund has been created for councils to deliver as part of the government’s levelling-up programme.


Funding (capital grants) will be pledged by Cheshire East Council towards projects which demonstrate investment in capacity building and infrastructure support for local civil society and community groups. (UKSPF Intervention E11) and Investment and support for digital infrastructure for local community facilities (UKSPF Intervention E15)


Grants are currently available to improve digital connectivity, energy efficiency and save carbon at community facilities and buildings through the Improved, Greener Community Facilities Fund, funded by the UK Rural England.


Energy Efficiency Projects – Organisations can apply for 75% of projects costs up to a maximum of £15,000.

Digital Connectivity Projects – Organisations can apply for a grant award up to a maximum of £10,000.


Applications will be considered from organisations for local projects, meeting the fund objectives and criteria within Cheshire East Council area.


Are you a community building who wishes to make your building more energy efficient to help with energy bills or become the digital community hub. This fund can help bring your idea to life!


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Monday 1st July 2024

A Business Networking Success for Digital Cheshire

A networking success for Digital Cheshire as Congleton played host to our first quarterly breakfast event.

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Thursday 23rd May 2024

Major broadband upgrade will benefit 15,000 Cheshire homes and businesses

Freedom Fibre has been awarded £43 million to upgrade broadband infrastructure in rural Cheshire as part of the government’s Project Gigabit rollout.

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Thursday 18th January 2024

Public Consultation – January 2024 – Digital Cheshire

Update to the existing Digital Cheshire project, to clarify the coverage of Next Generation Access (NGA) Broadband within an existing Intervention Area in Cheshire.

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