Businesses Urged to Apply for Broadband Grant
Over 5,400 small or medium sized businesses, registered charities and sole traders across Yorkshire and the East Riding have now secured vouchers worth over £8m from the Government’s SuperConnected Cities scheme, which received a £40m top up in April this year.
The scheme awards ‘connection voucher’ grants of up to £3,000 to individual businesses, charities and voluntary organisations to cover the costs of installing high speed broadband and is part of a nationwide programme launched in 2014 to boost high-speed internet connectivity.
Yorkshire and East Riding businesses have now claimed more grants from the SuperConnected Cities scheme than any other region outside London. Firms in the North West are the third biggest claimants, some 200 behind the combined total of Yorkshire’s cities.
New projections predict that the entire £40m funding pot will be allocated by the end of October 2015. Businesses may therefore just have 4 weeks to secure their share of the Government support!
“Being equipped with the fastest possible web connection is crucial to business growth. Businesses are already reaping the rewards of upgrading their internet connectivity. They’ve become more productive, more efficient, more profitable and have been able to create new jobs. It’s fantastic news that over 5,400 Yorkshire firms have taken this up to date, and that Yorkshire has seen the highest level of take-up outside of the capital” commented Mark Durham, Project Manager of the Connection Vouchers scheme in West and South Yorkshire.
Don’t miss out! Check your eligibility and apply, visit www.superconnectedwestyorks.co.uk or call 01924 306041