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Grant Funding for Digital Projects

Exciting news for businesses in West Yorkshire! The DE3 program is set to launch in July, offering grant funding to SMEs for new and innovative digital projects. With a focus on innovation and business impact, DE3 aims to support the growth and transformation of businesses in the region. In this blog post, we’ll explore the details of the Digital Accelerator Grant and the new addition, the Digital Impact Grant, along with the eligibility criteria for businesses interested in applying.

Digital Accelerator Grant

This grant provides an excellent opportunity for businesses to invest in digital initiatives that can enhance their operations, improve efficiency, and drive growth. It encourages innovation and helps SMEs stay competitive in the digital landscape.

  • For new digital projects worth £2,000 – £25,000.
  • Businesses contribute 50% of project costs.
  • Grant value capped at £10,000.
  • Supports innovation and business growth.

Digital Impact Grant

  • For projects over £25,000.
  • Businesses contribute 50% of project costs.
  • Grant value capped at £35,000.
  • A limited number of grants are available.

These higher-value grants will be limited in number, and businesses must demonstrate how their projects will have a transformative impact on their operations, going beyond simple hardware upgrades.

Telecommunication Project

DE3 will still support telecommunication projects. The emphasis, however, will no longer be solely on broadband speed. This change allows DE3 to accommodate projects that involve second-line installations or address issues with internal network speeds within offices, factories, warehouses, and other business premises. Subscription services will continue to be supported if invoiced and paid for in advance, while retrospective projects will not be eligible.

Digital Grant Eligibility Criteria

  • DE3 supports Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, and Wakefield businesses.
  • Businesses must have a trading period of over three years.
  • VAT registration or annual taxable turnover of £85,000+ required.
  • B2B businesses are eligible.
  • B2C businesses must generate over 50% of their turnover outside West Yorkshire.

Don’t miss out on the grant funding opportunities available for digital projects in West Yorkshire through DE3. The Digital Accelerator and Digital Impact Grant offer financial support to drive innovation and business growth. If you believe your business meets the eligibility criteria or have questions about the program, contact us today. Let’s work together to bring your digital projects to life and propel your business forward with the help of these grants.

Adele Spencer

Marketing and Business Development Manager for Eitex

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