# Town Close Trust
We applied to the Town Close Trust for a grant of £6000 to purchase a laser cutter and assist in the fit out of our own premises. This was granted on the basis that Norwich Hackspace has a community and educational value, enabling people to learn about new technology and to share skills and knowledge in a peer group of people who enjoy spending time together. We are very appreciative as a lasercutter is a key piece of equipment and helps us to recruit members.
Red5 networks http://www.r5n.co.uk/ have been kind enough to supply Norwich Hackspace with FTTC broadband to keep our members connected to a fast stable internet connection, if you require business broadband please use them and tell them Norwich Hackspace sent you.