Digital Enhancement Grants

Small to Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) are being encouraged to check if they’re eligible for a Broadband Connection Voucher from Northamptonshire County Council to get them connected to the superfast broadband network.

A Connection Voucher can provide up to 50% of the cost of upgrading their internet connection to speeds of 30Mbps or more (up to a value of £2,500).

The connection vouchers are being offered to qualifying Northamptonshire based businesses who are not in areas with plans for commercial coverage or covered by the Superfast Northamptonshire project.

This is indicated by the light blue area, “Other Stage 3 Measures”, on the “When and Where” broadband rollout map on the Superfast Northamptonshire website, www.superfastnorthamptonshire.net.

Grants

The maximum grant value is £5,000 and they are designed to support innovative digital business improvement projects. The closing date for applications is 29th September 2017.

How can I apply?

Call Northamptonshire Growth Hub on 01604 212696 or visit www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/digitalbusiness to find out more about the Broadband  Connection Voucher scheme and to determine if you are eligible to receive funding.

If none of these funding options are suitable for your business, our advisers can refer you to other providers’ projects. We have a database of information which can help us to determine the best solution for you.

Alternatively, if you are looking for help in a specific field, why not log onto our Marketplace – the portal where businesses can search for local expert help.