Government ‘Help to Grow: Digital’ scheme backing small businesses with up to £5,000 off digital software

26 January 2022

Applications open today (20 January 2022) for small businesses to adopt digital technologies under the government’s Help to Grow: Digital scheme.

The scheme offers a 50% discount, up to £5,000 on Digital Accounting and Customer Relations Management (CRM) software. Additional software categories may be added later. The scheme runs alongside the Help to Grow: Management scheme launched last year as part of ‘Levelling Up’ the economy.

To be eligible, businesses must meet all four of the following criteria:

•    Be a business based in the United Kingdom registered with Companies House or be a registered society on the Financial Conduct Authorities Mutuals Register
•    Be employing between 5 and 249 people.
•    Have been actively trading for over 12 months, and have an incorporation date of at least 365 days prior to application
•    Be purchasing the approved software for the first time

The government press release provides further details and lists the approved software products from suppliers in wave one of the scheme. 

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