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Community groups in Greater Manchester set to receive cash donation from TalkTalk’s future fibre fund

  • The Salford-based connectivity provider launched the Future Fibre Fund to support local community projects, as it rolls out full fibre in the area

Wednesday 5th October 2022: Four community groups in Greater Manchester have been awarded a cash donation from TalkTalk’s Future Fibre Fund and are set to receive £500 each, to support their local community project and initiatives.

The Future Fibre Fund received almost 25 applications across Greater Manchester from youth club projects through to groups supporting people with disabilities. The Salford-based connectivity provider chose the four final applicants due to their outstanding commitment to the local community, as well as the incredible work they do to bring communities together.

Due to the success of the Future Fibre Fund’s launch in Greater Manchester and with so many outstanding applications, TalkTalk judges extended the original funding to accommodate additional, worthy winners.

The successful Future Fibre Fund initiatives in Greater Manchester are:

  • Deaf Rhinos, a Rochdale-based sports and social club promoting the inclusion and participation of people who are deaf and hard of hearing in the community          
  • Oasis Community Hub: MediaCityUK, a Salford-based youth services group that support vulnerable people in Ordsall and Langworthy with the aim of helping them break the cycle of poverty
  • Liv’s Trust, a music and dance club for under 25-year-olds, set-up in memory of Manchester bombing victim Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who was a singer and ballroom and Latin dancer
  • Angels United, a football club and bereavement support group for dads that have suffered from losing a child with the aim of breaking the silence that surrounds baby and child loss

Charities and community groups based in Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds were also invited to apply for a one-off donation from TalkTalk. Across the four cities, the donations will go towards several incredible projects including the purchasing of vital supplies and tech equipment, sending volunteers on sign language courses, counselling, and funding community days out.

Bronagh McCloskey, Head of CSR at TalkTalk, said: “We are extremely pleased to be supporting four community groups across Greater Manchester with a £500 donation each to help with the important work they do, as we roll out full fibre across the city.”

Hannah Miller, Hub Leader at Oasis Community Hub: MediaCityUK, said: “We are delighted to have received this donation from TalkTalk. We'll be using the money to buy t-shirts for our team and to purchase food for our community food store too. This will help people living and working locally to us in Salford that are struggling to afford the essentials they need."

The Future Fibre Fund follows the launch of TalkTalk’s Full Fibre and Amazon eero packages, with top average download speeds of 944Mb/s. Combining the benefits of a 100% full fibre connection and Wi-Fi 6 technology, the packages support superior speeds, boost efficiency, and tackle Wi-Fi blank spots – with enough bandwidth to easily handle up to 75 devices connected to the eero network.

For more information on TalkTalk’s Full Fibre visit: https://new.talktalk.co.uk/broadband/fttp