Issue details

Introduction of new digital and broadband grant schemes across Gloucestershire

To approve the introduction of a revised set of grant schemes intended to support households and certain business premises in Gloucestershire that do not have access to superfast broadband services. 

Given that Gloucestershire County Council has worked in partnership with Herefordshire Council throughout the duration of the Fastershire project to address the challenges of broadband availability across both counties, this report recommends that Gloucestershire County Council approves an approach that is consistent with Herefordshire Council’s approach to awarding broadband grants. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/10/2022

Decision due: Between 22 Nov 2022 and 31 Dec 2022 by Leader of the Council

Lead member: Cllr Mark Hawthorne MBE, Leader of the Council

Background papers

  • ICM Decision – December 2021 - Programme Change to Fastershire Delivery