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“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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DIGITAL GROWTH VOUCHER SCHEME


The Digital Growth Voucher Scheme has now closed and will re-open in Autumn 2018. For more information email david@divatelecom.co.uk


Are you considering scaling up your business?

Would you like it to thrive in the Digital Age?

Phase 3 of the Digital Growth Voucher Scheme by Digital Enterprise is now live and aimed at growth focused B2B SMEs based in the Leeds City region and is backed by the government, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Diva Telecom is a chosen supplier of this business support programme, which enables eligible B2B companies to invest in performance-enhancing digital technologies by offering from £2,000 up to a maximum of £10,000 worth of funding.

Overview

The objectives are to reinforce and enhance economic growth by subsidising between a staggering 50% to 90% of a company’s overall cost of investment.

The minimum value of a project, in order to be considered for the Digital Growth Voucher, is set at £4,000 with maximum value being £11,000.

Investment Types

The intended use of these vouchers is for the acquisition of I.T. hard and software, as well as upgrades to digital connectivity, and include:

  • Gigabit Fibre business internet
  • Telephone systems
  • VOIP telephony
  • Tablets, laptops & computers
Digital Growth Voucher applications can be for either one or a bundle of solutions. Three written quotations will, however, be required for each.

Economic Impact

Voucher allocation are based on competitive, rather than first come first serve basis as was the case with previous phases.

Businesses need to identify and quantify how this digital investment will generate a positive economic impact, and will be compared to each other and ranked according to their potential of:

  • Number of jobs created
  • Increased turnover
  • Increase in speed & quality of digital connectivity
  • Profitability enhancement
  • Increase in efficiency

Eligibility

Emphasis is on being commercial, so applicants must have:

  • Been trading in a Business to Business environment for at least 12 months
  • Fewer than 250 employees (full time equivalent)
  • An annual turnover of below approx. £43 million (€50 m)
  • An annual balance sheet total not exceeding £39 million (€43 m)

Leeds City Region

Local districts covered by this scheme include; Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Deadlines

Phase 3 runs from Monday 23rd April until Friday 15th June 2018, however we recommend that businesses submit their application early, given that the previous phases proved to be extremely popular and were closed early due to high demand.

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 which technology is worthy or appropriate to invest in, and by providing more information that’s easier to digest.

Call us now on 0330 333 0330 or email info@divatelecom.co.uk
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