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Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 149271, tabled on 29 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) applications were received and (b) grants allocated to which organisations as part of the Fibre in the Water competition.

Answered on

19 April 2022

Two bids were received and evaluated as part of the Fibre in Water competition. The Government has allocated £1.2 million to the winning consortium to proceed with the design stage of the project. The remaining £2 million funds will be granted once this stage has been reviewed.

It comes from HM Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund which is used to fund pilot projects to test innovative ways of working across the public sector.

The project is led by Yorkshire Water, with Arcadis and University of Strathclyde. Additional partners will be announced shortly.

Please see the full press release announcement here.

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