31 Jan 2020

Are you looking for investment to grow your business?

Grant funding could be for you!

Grant funding of £2,000 to £25,000* are available to businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire looking to invest in new technology, to support business growth.

The Digital Growth Programme grant scheme provides financial support of up to 35% of funding towards the introduction of new systems and software to improve business performance and productivity.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Leicestershire County Council and East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), the programme aims to support SMEs across Leicester and Leicestershire to embrace digital technology.

Dedicated Digital Business Advisers provide one-to-one support and will work closely with you to develop a plan to help your business move forward.

Technology grants can be used for a number of technological solutions to support productivity and growth, whether this be hardware to enable you to offer a new service or software solutions to make processes more efficient - the possibilities are endless.

We caught up with some businesses that have accessed digital support and this is what they had to say about the grant funding:

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The support we’ve received from the Digital Growth Programme has been amazing. They’ve helped us at every stage of the project, from providing expert advice when we were in the planning stage, right the way through to helping us get the most from our investment in the platform once it went live.” 
Jason Munton, Lanka Kade 
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London Edge staff

The support we have received from the Digital Growth Programme to make this happen has been great, not only from practical advice in how to make the portal achieve what we wanted it to, but also how we can get the most out of it through SEO and social media.”
Carole Hunter, London Edge 
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Jake Karia of food attraction

We’ve built our business by having a good presence on social media, but our new website has helped take us to the next level. It’s given us the credibility we needed to be able to talk directly with national retailers and supermarket chains, rather than being a direct to consumer brand. The resulting increase in business has enabled us to create new jobs here in Leicester.”
Jake Karia, Food Attraction 
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If grant funding is something you would like to explore to help the growth of your business - contact us today. For more details on how to apply call Nancy Mayeka on 0777 659 7974.

*eligibility criteria apply