About the Scheme
The Scottish Government’s Reaching 100% (R100) commitment to providing superfast broadband access for every home and business in Scotland will be met through three strands of activity:
- R100 contracts;
- Supporting further commercial coverage; and
- The Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme.
The Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) has three elements:
SBVS Main Vouchers - up to £5,000 to deliver superfast broadband for both homes and businesses with no planned deployment of state or commercial superfast broadband.
SBVS Interim Vouchers - up to £400 to deliver superfast broadband for homes and businesses with planned state-funded or commercial deployment after December 2021. With an additional £250 available for non-standard installations (for example challenging terrain, no line-of-sight, or remote islands).
- Scottish and UK Government Combined Vouchers - up to £8,500 for premises with no planned deployment of state or commercial superfast broadband. For rural homes and businesses a £5,000 Scottish Government SBVS main voucher can be combined with UK Government Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme funding. This will provide up to £6,500 for residential homes and £8,500 for businesses, for gigabit capable connectivity. Full details are to be confirmed when the Scheme launches.
For Scottish and UK Government Combined Vouchers, suppliers must be registered and approved to deliver connectivity under the UK Government's Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS). The GBVS Pre-Registered Package process must be used to access this funding: https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/
For SBVS Main and Interim Vouchers suppliers are invited to register for the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme.
Suppliers who are not yet ready to register or wish to discuss any aspect or detail of the Scheme can complete an expression of interest.
As the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme is supplier led, residential households and SMEs who currently have broadband slower than 30 Mbps should visit the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband website to check eligibility and register interest.