For us, it's bigger than broadband

Our community programme focuses on activities that support the growth and sustainability of the Humber region, in areas where our services are available or being installed. 

Our support is not just about raising and donating money - it’s about getting involved. We encourage our people to volunteer their time and expertise and through these many contributions we take our business into the heart of the community.

We focus on areas such as:

  • Helping young people achieve their potential
  • Helping people get online
  • Supporting groups that are invested in creating a thriving local community
  • Supporting local business and regional success

Whether we’re providing grants for worthy causes, holding drop-in events to help people learn how to use the internet or helping local schools prepare youngsters for a bright future, our community activities are all about making the area a better place to live, work and invest.

Supporting the region's young people

As a technology company, it’s in our interest to encourage young people to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

We deliver STEM-focused activities in local schools and colleges to spark enthusiasm for careers in technology and engineering – and to help prepare children and young people for the world of work more generally.

We're also a founder and employer sponsor of Ron Dearing UTC, providing curriculum based workshops, work placements and apprenticeships for students. 

Ron Dearing UTC
KCOM Learning Zone

Free sessions to help people get online

Based in our Learning Zone at our head office in Hull city centre, our monthly drop-in sessions are run by our own volunteer ‘Digital Champions’.  The sessions help people of all ages and abilities get online and learn how to use the internet to stay in touch with friends and family, online, pay household bills and provide easy access to interests and information.

The Learning Zone is an accredited UK Online Centre through the Good Things Foundation, a charity supporting digitally and socially excluded people to improve their lives through digital technology. 



Community Funding

Community grants

Our community grants scheme gives funding to charities, community groups and schools that are working to make a positive difference to life in our region. Every three months we award three grants of up to £1,000 each. 

Anyone living in Hull or the areas of East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire where we supply phone or broadband services can apply for a grant.

School led activities