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Reminder for Broadband improvement funding

Issued: 2 Aug 2010

Community groups across the Highlands looking to improve their broadband services are reminded to get their applications submitted to stand a chance of receiving a share of a million Euro funding.

The closing date has been extended by one month so anyone wishing to submit a bid should ensure their completed application is with their local Highland LEADER representative by the new deadline of Wednesday 6 October.

After this date the applications will be sent to the Scottish Government for a decision to be made. Successful awards will provide funding for rural communities to develop faster broadband connections and wider coverage.

LEADER Development Manager Nicole Wallace said: "The Scottish Government made the announcement about this money at the start of July so communities have had a tight deadline to pull together their bids. Our team of Highland LEADER officers have been providing as much assistance as possible to help progress applications.

"After the closing date on 6 October we will assess all the applications to ensure they are in keeping with the LEADER principles and can demonstrate the positive impact improved Broadband would have on the communities. Between now and then if anyone needs advice I suggest they visit our website www,highlandleader.com or contact their local LEADER representative. We then pass the applications on to the Scottish Government who will make an announcement about the successful bids in October."

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