Fibrus allocates £60,000 to NI community groups

Fri, 5/07/2024 - 14:42

Over 30 Northern Irish community groups will receive grants this year from Fibrus’ Community Fund to help individuals across the region access the internet and digital technology.

So far, the Fund, which was launched in 2021 alongside The Community Foundation Northern Ireland, has provided £175,000 worth of funding across Northern Ireland to support digital inclusion projects. An additional £120,000 was committed in Cumbria.  

A range of organisations have been supported from the 2024 Fund including The Tuesday Club in Cookstown, Tempo Community Playgroup in Enniskillen and Friends of St Mary’s Primary School in Craigavon.  

Linda McMillan, Chief People Officer at Fibrus, said “One of our primary goals is to enhance people’s lives by improving digital literacy and connectivity, and this is what the Fund seeks to achieve.  

“We believe every person deserves access to essential services in Northern Ireland and beyond and The Fibrus Community Fund is a vital part of our mission to foster a more digitally inclusive society.”