CASTLE Community Network in Scarborough has been awarded one year’s free broadband by the BT Community Connections award scheme.
The award was given in recognition of the work they do to strengthen the IT skills of the whole community from those aged 18 to 80.
Castle Community Network, in Market Vaults, provides the residents of Castle Ward offering low cost office services, community information and opportunities to meet local councillors and North Yorkshire Police.
Christine Mackey, project coordinator at the Castle Community Network, said: “Receiving a year’s free broadband from BT Community Connections is an enormous help to us.
“Castle Ward is classified as an area of social deprivation in Scarborough so this grant gives us the opportunity to add even more to our existing programmes.
“We assist such a diverse group already and our online training will empower more people to make informed choices such as decisions relating to financial matters and finding support services online.”
This year BT has provided free broadband to 12 voluntary and community organisations in the region.