Investing in technology? Check out the funding available...
Phase 2 of the Digital Growth Voucher scheme is now live and includes a Connectivity Voucher.
Small to medium B2B businesses are encouraged to apply for vouchers worth between £1,000 and £5,000 to help with digital and ICT improvements that encourage growth. Connectivity vouchers worth up to £1000 are also available for businesses to upgrade their digital connectivity/broadband.
The vouchers are available as part of the Digital Enterprise Programme, a European-funded initiative that aspires to help small- and medium-sized enterprises to achieve digital transformation.
Project proposals for Digital Growth vouchers must demonstrate genuine digital transformation for the business, leading to improvements in business performance, increased productivity and innovation. It’s a competitive process and time limited – apply ASAP but by the 8th December to avoid disappointment. Match funding is required.
Priority for Connectivity vouchers, which are available on a first come first served basis, will be given to businesses that have little viable alternative connectivity options due to poor network coverage by mainstream providers. No match funding is required for the connectivity vouchers and applicants should try to obtain two quotes for the work.
Digital Enterprise is also running the Digital Knowledge Exchange, a programme of free to attend workshops, masterclasses and mentoring support for business owners and managers. Masterclasses cover topics such as cyber security, search engine optimisation, digital marketing and social media.
For more information on the Digital Enterprise Business Support Programme visit https://www.digitalenterprise.co.uk
Please note, that eligible businesses can only apply for one of the interventions listed above.