LONDON, November 2 /PRNewswire/ -- There is still time for community and charitable organisations to apply for the latest round of BT Community Connections awards. Successful applicants receive a laptop and a year's free broadband connection.

BT Community Connections is an award scheme open to any organisation working in any field of community benefit located throughout the UK. Packages are available to groups who can demonstrate how an award will benefit their work as well as their local community.

Schools can even apply at the Cluster Award level where up to five groups can apply together for work that encourages networking. If successful, all member groups will receive additional IT equipment for use within their local communities.

To apply online go to or call +44(0)845-2576792 for an application form. The deadline for applications is 7 January 2010.

BT Community Connections

- Since 2000 more than 6,500 awards have been made to a diverse range of community groups with over six million beneficiaries. - The scheme is targeted at community and charitable groups in areas of deprivation with little or no IT provision. - BTCC Awards comprise a laptop and broadband connection. - BTCC Cluster Awards comprise a laptop, broadband connection and a tailored package of IT equipment for each group in that cluster. - The scheme has been accredited by the Business in the Community Awards for Excellence.

About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group's revenue was GBP21,390 million.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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