Connection Voucher Scheme

Connection Voucher Scheme

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is investigating the potential demand for a proposed Connection Voucher Scheme which may allow small to medium sized enterprise (SMEs) and social enterprises within the new Fermanagh and Omagh district are to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to obtain high-speed broadband connections.

The overall aim of the proposed scheme is to stimulate economic growth in our district by not only helping existing organisations overcome the cost of installing high speed broadband, but also by improving the overall fibre infrastructure in the area making it a more desirable location to invest.

A similar scheme has been in operation in Belfast since December 2013 with over £1.5 million in grants given to almost 800 organisations. From the information provided by applicants, it has been estimated that each voucher will contribute 3 jobs and £133,000 in turnover for each business over 3 years.

We would therefore like to gauge the level of interest within the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area for such a similar scheme and we would welcome Expressions of Interest for this.

I would be grateful if you could let me know if you by return of email if you are interested in this scheme by Friday 10 April 2015.

Please provide contact name and organisation name and postcode within the email.

Kevin McShane
Economic Development Officer
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Tel: 0300 303 1777 ext 20313