DIGITAL GROWTH VOUCHER SCHEME
Are you considering scaling up your business?
Would you like it to thrive in the Digital Age?
The Digital Enterprise voucher scheme is aimed at growth focused SMEs based in the Leeds City region and is backed by the government, funded by the EU.
Diva Telecom is a chosen supplier of this new business support programme, which enables eligible companies to invest in performance-enhancing digital technologies by offering up to £5,000 worth of funding.
The objectives are to reinforce and enhance economic growth by subsidising a staggering 40% of a company’s overall cost of investment.
The minimum value of a project, in order to be considered for the Digital Growth Scheme, is set at £2,500, which would bring £1,000 of funding.
The intended use of these vouchers is for the acquisition of hard and software including:
- Telephone systems
- Gigabit Fibre business internet
- VOIP telephony
- Tablets, laptops & computers
Leeds City Region
Local districts covered by this scheme include; Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.
Emphasis is on being commercial, so applicants must have:
- Been trading for at least 6 months
- Fewer than 250 employees
- An annual turnover of below approx. £43 million (€50 m)
- An annual balance sheet total not exceeding £39 million (€43 m)
Businesses need to indicate how this digital investment will generate a positive economic impact. For example:
- Increased turnover
- Number of jobs created
- Profitability enhancement
- Increase in speed & quality of digital connectivity
How Diva can help
Diva Telecom has developed a strong relationship with Digital Enterprise and as a result, we’d like to extend a helping hand to eligible companies wanting to apply by consulting on what technology is worthy or appropriate to invest in and by providing more information that’s easier to digest.
“I firmly believe that this opportunity has the chance to really drive the Leeds City region forward. Investing in digital has never been more vital to a business’s longevity and that’s why I’d like to support Digital Enterprise as much as possible in this scheme.”
Erica Lewis, Managing Director, Diva Telecom
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