A portion of the text to be highlighted for Hackspaces looking for funding:
The funding will go to support and expand programmes that bring people together and are proving to benefit communities.
This includes a new £11 million ‘Building Connections Fund’ that will be distributed to successful applicants that can help bring communities together. This will help make the most of local spaces, opening them up for community use, as well as help businesses and local services combat isolation. It will also fund projects that use technology to link those in remote areas and help improve transport connections to make face-to-face contact easier.
It will support groups to understand the impact of their work and share best practice about how to prevent loneliness.
More details out of that link, but there are some newspaper articles on the topic as well.
Many thanks to Andres Muñiz Piniella of Richmond MakerLabs for bringing this to light.