Community Fibre Partnership

A Community Fibre Partnership (CFP) is where Openreach works with a local group of residents or business owners, to find a solution to bring fibre broadband to their area, especially when they are not included in any existing upgrade plans. This usually needs to be a joint funded approach, where Openreach covers the costs in line with its commercial model and the community provides the remaining gap funding required for the infrastructure build.

The Openreach Community Fibre Partnership scheme can be used in conjunction with The Rural Gigabit Voucher Scheme.

Businesses can claim up to £3,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme as part of a group project which also includes businesses and can claim for a voucher of up to a value of £1,500.

These vouchers can be put toward your part of the costs of your Community Fibre Partnership. So, if you have a few property owners who are interested, they could all apply for vouchers to put towards the cost.