Rural Broadband

Rural Broadband projects are a good example of businesses that are created to provide a service to a local community but are also capable of producing an income sufficient to cover operating costs and pay back a loan. The community forms a business to deliver that service and there are a range of support services available to help them do that. Other projects that might be appropriate for Community Chest include community pubs and social clubs, transport services and sports facilities. They must always be able to demonstrate that they are viable businesses capable of paying back a loan.
Note that energy projects such as solar or wind farms are not normally eligible because they already receive a government subsidy.

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