Awards to help community organisations get online
BT are now accepting applications through their Connection Awards Round 2. BT Community Connections is an award scheme which enables community and charitable organisations to get online and make use of information and communications technology (ICT). Organisations, working in any field of community benefit, located throughout the UK or Republic of Ireland can apply for a laptop and a year's free broadband connection.
There are more than 1,000 award packages available to groups or clusters of groups who can demonstrate how an award will benefit their work and the local community. Award winners in the past have included:
- sports teams
- youth groups
- cultural dance groups
- conservation organisations
- mountain rescue teams
- family support groups
- healthy living clubs
- arts and music groups
The next deadline for applications is 5 January 2010.