Help to Grow: Digital is a new UK-wide scheme to help small and medium size businesses (SMEs) adopt digital technologies that are proven to increase their productivity.
The scheme will offer SMEs free and impartial advice on how technology can help their business. An online platform will help them to:
- identify their digital technology needs
- assess technology purchasing options
- implement new technologies in their operations
The scheme will also offer eligible SMEs a grant token worth up to £5,000 to cover up to half of the costs of pre-approved, digital technology solutions.
The Help to Grow: Digital scheme will be launched in the Autumn. It will run for 3 years, taking a phased approach over a number of waves. Each wave will provide the opportunity to roll out new technologies and functionalities for SMEs and vendors.
Vendors who wish to provide technology products through Help to Grow: Digital will be required to submit an application form providing details of their business and proposed products.
Vendors will need to provide an application for each product they wish to submit for inclusion in Help to Grow: Digital. Vendors can submit up to three eligible products per technology category for Wave 1.
The window for applications will be open from the 29th July to 8th September 2021. Full details of the scheme including timings, eligibility criteria and application forms are now on gov.uk.