Introducing Digital Growth Vouchers for the Leeds City Region
Many SMEs can hugely benefit from introducing new technology, from ultrafast Internet connectivity to modern computers and business software. However, high costs can often put businesses off investing, leading to many companies missing out on the potential benefits of introducing new technology.
We're proud to be introducing Digital Growth Vouchers, a new scheme built to hugely cut down the cost of investing in new tech, providing SMEs with up to £5000 towards the cost of technology that can help them develop. A joint project from Digital Enterprise and the EU European Regional Development Fund, Digital Growth Vouchers subsidise a full 40% of the cost of new tech for SMEs in the Leeds City Region, and are rolling out now!
At Exa Networks, we're helping to spread the word about Digital Growth Vouchers. We've been providing UK businesses with world-class Internet connectivity and services for over 10 years, and we're excited about the possibilities that Digital Growth Vouchers are bringing businesses across Leeds, Bradford, York and more great areas! If you're interested in improving your Internet services via the Digital Growth Voucher scheme, get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234!
Note: Digital Enterprise are currently working to assess hundreds of applications for the voucher scheme - new applications are on hold until the 1st June 2017.
Digital Growth Voucher Eligibility
The Digital Enterprise Voucher Scheme is designed to support Leeds City Region SMEs who can benefit from the introduction of new technology. As such, there's a few criteria for eligibility - applying businesses must:
• Be based in one of the regions depicted on the map.
• Have fewer than 250 employees.
• Have an annual turnover below €50 Million (based on last published accounts).
• Have an annual balance sheet total not exceeding €43 Million (based on last published accounts).
• Be a trading business - note that a proportion of funding will be targeted at firms with between 1-3 years of trading.
• Not be a subsidiary of a larger firm.
Get in touch with our team today at 0345 145 1234 for more information on eligibility for the voucher scheme!
Using Digital Growth Vouchers
Digital Growth Vouchers can be used for a wide range of products and services, with the main consideration being the potential for business growth that the subsidised technology opens up.
As such, eligible companies can apply for vouchers to cover the cost of new hardware such as computers and VoIP services, business software of any kind, and upgraded Internet connectivity - including our future-proofed DarkLight Internet services.
Businesses can only apply for a single voucher, but this voucher can be used to cover multiple services - a business may want to invest in both new computers and a higher-quality Internet connection to handle the increased bandwidth requirements.
Applying for Digital Growth Vouchers
In order to apply for a Digital Growth Voucher for your business, you'll have to fill in an application form with full details about the services you're interested in receiving a voucher for, and how those services are predicted to benefit your business.
Whether you're interested in applying for a Digital Growth Voucher for your business or want to find out more about how the scheme operates, get in touch with the Exa Networks team at 0345 145 1234 or Solutions@exa.net.uk - we'll help you with any part of your application, with no obligation to apply for our services.