Government voucher scheme provides grants, to SME’s, for super-fast broadband installation

  • Mercia Group
  • 17 October 2014 00:00

Are you or your client an SME?

Does the business struggle with internet connection speeds?

Is this hampering expansion or losing you clients/customers?

Well, the government is providing vouchers to the value of between £200 - £3k. The vouchers are available to eligible companies, in eligible regions, for the upfront capital costs of super-fast broadband installation.

Eligible companies

This includes SME's, registered charities, social enterprises or sole traders.

Employing <250 employees and turnover <£41m.

There are some additional criteria which can be checked out here -

Eligible regions

More than 20 cities have been nominated as SuperConnected, and these cities all offer the voucher scheme.

Cities include, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Derry/Londonderry, Edinburgh, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport, Nottingham, Oxford, Perth, Portsmouth, Salford and York.

Use the post code checker here to see if your business is within an eligible area -

If so, you can proceed initially using the on-line links.

The voucher scheme is open until 31 March 2015.

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