Help to Grow: Digital

Help to Grow: Digital is a UK-wide government-backed scheme that aims to help you choose, buy and adopt digital technologies that will help you grow your business.

What support can I access through Help to Grow: Digital?

Free, impartial advice and guidance

The Help to Grow: Digital website provides you with free, impartial advice, guidance, and tools, to explore the  potential digital technology has to help your business to grow.

Take the first step and get help to:

  • Identify the digital technology needs of your business.
  • Make informed decisions about which software products best meet those needs.
  • Successfully incorporate these products into your business.

Financial support

Help to Grow: Digital also offers you financial help to buy digital technology. If you are eligible, you can access a discount of up to 50% on the costs of buying approved software, worth up to £5,000, on the Help to Grow: Digital website.

Discounts will be available for approved software that helps your business to:

  • Build customer relationships and increase sales.
  • Manage accounts and finances digitally.

Additional software products, including e-commerce software, are expected to become available for Help to Grow: Digital discounts soon.

Who is it for?

All businesses are able to benefit from free online advice on the platform.

The financial discount towards purchasing approved digital technologies from technology suppliers listed on the Help to Grow: Digital online platform is available to UK businesses that meet all four eligibility criteria below:

  • Your business must have a registered office in the UK and be registered at the relevant Companies House or be a registered society listed on the Financial Conduct Authority’s Mutuals Register.
  • Your business must have been actively trading for over 12 months prior to the date of application and have an incorporation date of, at minimum, 365 days prior to the date of application.
  • Your business must have a total of between 5 and 249 employees.
  • Your business must be purchasing the approved software for the first time.

Eligible businesses will only receive one discount towards the purchase of one approved software product up to a maximum of £5,000 (not including VAT).

The financial discount covers 12 months’ worth of approved software product core costs, exclusive of VAT.

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