Phase 4 of the Digital Growth Vouchers available through Digital Enterprise is set to go live this Autumn.
Digital Enterprise is a scheme run by Leeds City Council and supported by other organisations including Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the European Union. The purpose of Digital Enterprise is to support small businesses in our region to grow. As well as funding vouchers the scheme also offers workshops, audits and mentoring under the umbrella of "Digital Knowledge".
The Digital Growth Vouchers give between £2000 and £10,000 to eligible businesses to enable them to use digital technology to grow their business. The eligible businesses must match the value of the vouchers, and with up to £10,000 available you could invest in some serious digital capabilities!
What can you use your vouchers for?
We've already had some early enquiries for phase 4 of the voucher scheme. We continue to see a big trend towards software development. Our clients have used Digital Growth Vouchers to introduce affordable bespoke software to their organisations, including Customer Relationship Managers (CRM), intranet systems, stock control and sales/purchase order processing.
We have also built e-commerce websites for voucher recipients to enable them to start selling their products online. Integrating the website with your current stock control and accounts systems can reduce selling costs in the long-run and ensure your business is productive when selling online.
Hardware and Infrastructure
If you've been thinking about investing in new hardware for your business, now is the time. The Digital Growth Vouchers can be used towards the cost of IT technology such as servers and routers, desktop PCs and laptops, and VoIP and telephony equipment. Whether you need the new technology to upgrade outdated tech, improve productivity and speed, or help your staff to work flexibly, check your eligibility then talk to us about our recommendations for your hardware.
Check your eligibility
You can use the eligibility checker on the Digital Enterprise website to see if your organisation qualifies for access to the Digital Growth vouchers. All you need to do is provide a few details about your business and the system will tell you whether you are eligible immediately. Fill out the application form and Digital Enterprise will tell you the value of vouchers you are eligible for.
Check your eligibility here: https://customerexperience.be-group.technology/dke/application.aspx
Date published: 05/09/2018