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Rural toolkit: finding EU funding and support opportunities for digital infrastructure in rural areas

The Rural Toolkit helps identify and take advantage of EU funding and support initiatives to foster development of digital infrastructure in rural territories. Tailor your search to find the suitable financial instruments, grant or technical assistance.

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The Rural toolkit provides practical information, examples and direct links to existing schemes. Applications must be submitted via the official webpages of each initiative.

Further details on funding opportunities, inspirations and resources are available on the rural toolkit website. You can tailor your search e.g. by type of organisation, the topic and the type of support.

In addition, in the section on resources, the guide on EU funding for Broadband provides an overview of the funding and financial tools made available by the European Commission to boost broadband investment in the EU. These tools aim to advance digital transformation and implement the vision for a Europe fit for the digital age.

You can also get inspired by projects already implemented successfully in rural contexts across the European Union. Explore a diverse range of practical examples, case studies and inspiring stories, and gain insights into effective approaches and interventions.

The Rural toolkit is part of the European Commission’s long-term vision for stronger, connected, resilient and prosperous rural areas in the EU. It shows how initiatives and practices supported by EU funding schemes and policies can help rural communities revitalise their territories.

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