Computer club in Evesham will click with fibre funding - The Evesham Observer

Computer club in Evesham will click with fibre funding

Evesham Editorial 25th Mar, 2023   0

A POPULAR Evesham village computer has been revealed as the first to benefit from a community investment fund.

Badsey and Aldington Community Computer Club supports elderly people in the Badsey and wider Evesham area to learn how to use the internet.

The money raised from the Fibre Heroes Community Investment Fund will enable the club to buy new equipment and increase the support they can provide to the local community.

Coun Alan Tutton said: “It is brilliant to have access to a fund which is designed solely to support local communities, and we are so pleased to be the first project approved for funding.

“This grant will now enable us to reach out to more individuals around the Evesham area and support them in building up their skills and confidence when using the internet”.

The Community Investment Fund will be open to both local charities and organisations in eight Worcestershire towns, all of which are being connected to ultrafast internet via the Fibre Heroes network.

Groups and causes in Broadway, Cookley, Droitwich, Evesham, Malvern, Pershore, Stourport and Wychbold can request funding for a broad scope of projects which enhance their prosperity and growth.

Applicants are encouraged to use their imagination about the types of projects which could be funded.

It could be a significant investment tool for local communities and to access funding, potential recipients are asked to provide details of the activity, the scope to support local people and the location of their project.

Matt Smith, head of Public Procurement and Engagement at Fibre Heroes, said: “Every project is individually assessed, and we will do our best to put the Community Investment Fund to good use: to make sure it benefits as many of the 80 plus towns that we are active in as we can”.

Oliver Helm, CEO at Fibre Heroes added: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Community Investment Fund. This is a real force for good and a brilliant opportunity for us to get more involved with the communities we are working in.

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