Final call for applications for £50,000 charity fund

Pictured left to right: Cameron Moir, Delivery Manager, GoFibre, Carly Reid, Installs and Splicing Engineer, GoFibre, at Stonehaven Harbour.

INDEPENDENT Scottish broadband provider, GoFibre, is calling for final applications for its GoFurther Fund in Aberdeenshire and Angus ahead of the deadline on the 31st of March.

Local charities and organisations in the area are encouraged to not miss the opportunity to apply for up to £3,000 worth of funding to support their vital projects and groups. Eligible projects include those that aim to develop skills and the local economy, promote good health and well-being and/or actively tackle climate change and contribute to net zero targets within the community.

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As part of the debut round of funding at the end of last year, five organisations from East Lothian, Fife, and the Borders received support after being selected from over 60 worthy applicants. The funding recipients offered fundamental services to those they serve within their communities, including education and employability services for young people and the disabled community, social sessions that help tackle loneliness and isolation and after-school support and activities designed to empower young people from all backgrounds.

Neil Conaghan, Chief Executive Officer at GoFibre, said: “Since the launch of our GoFurther Fund in Aberdeenshire and Angus, we have seen an incredible number of applications submitted. We’ve been really impressed with so many deserving organisations that truly want to transform the lives of those in their local community.

“We have now been building across both regions for almost two years and it’s great to continue working with the local communities. There’s still time to apply for the GoFurther Fund. We are calling on eligible organisations to do so now and potentially secure some additional support for the brilliant work that you are doing.”

Around 18,000 residents and businesses across towns in Aberdeenshire and Angus can now access GoFibre’s full fibre broadband, with the network now live in the areas of Stonehaven, Newtonhill, Portlethen, Laurencekirk, Montrose, Forfar, and Kirriemuir.

Once connected to GoFibre, residents and businesses have access to up to 10Gbps speeds, which significantly enhances their ability to work effectively from home, improves business productivity, and ensures households can use as many gadgets as they want to their hearts’ content.

The review process for the GoFurther Fund will take place once the Fund closes on the 31st of March. More information on the funding criteria and how to apply is available at

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