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Technology Grants availble to help your Business Grow

8 November 2017

Last year 35% of SMEs within the East Midlands had no basic digital skills, with up to 54% not having a website and 67% of businesses not investing in digital skills.*

However not to worry as help is now here with the Digital Growth Programme.

The Digital Growth Programme is where SMEs across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can learn, get digital advice and get help to apply for technological grants they need to grow their business. The programme aims to support small businesses in embracing digital technology through action-planning workshops, seminars, specialist digital businesses advice as well as access to grant funding.

Technology Grants from £2,000 to £16,000 are available, subject to conditions. The grants support businesses with utilising their existing technology solutions to full potential, or assist in the introduction of new systems and software to aid with the implementation of new digital resources. All grants must be 60% match-funded by the business, details of the scheme and application process can be found here.

To further support your business, the programme offers dedicated Digital Business Advisers who work closely with you to gain a better understanding of your business and the breadth of technology that exists in your current structure. They can provide recommendations and help you develop a plan to move forward, and will also support and assist you with the Technology Grant funding application process.‌‌‌

‌‌For more information about the grant funding opportunities please visit the Technology Grants page or contact the dedicated Digital Business Adviser for your area:

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Bretton Jones | 07387 141 581 | bretton.jones@emc-dnl.co.uk‌‌

* Source: UK Business Digital Index 2016 figures quoted are based on the regional data for East Midlands