A new scheme has launched in the Leeds city region, with the aim of helping small and medium firms (SMEs) understand the complexities of digital technology, and how they can be leveraged to GROW business.

Digital Enterprise launched in February 2017 and will run for two years, with the target of helping 1000 businesses during that time.

Voucher Scheme

Financial support towards new technologies and to access digital knowledge in order to develop and grow. Up to 40% funding is available for approved projects.

Education

Mentoring, masterclasses and workshops focusing on digital topics, like social media, cybersecurity and SEO.

How is it Funded?

  • European Union (European Regional Development Fund)
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority/Leeds city region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
  • Craven District Council
  • Harrogate Borough Council
  • The City of York Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • Selby District Council
  • City of Bradford MDC
  • Calderdale Council
  • Wakefield Council

Who Is Eligible?

  • Businesses based in the Leeds city region
  • Employing fewer than 250 employees
  • With turnover below €50 million p/a (approximately £43 million)
  • With a balance sheet total below €43 million (approximately £37 million), and
  • Firms which have received less than €200k (£185,00) of State Aid in the last 3 years
The Leeds City Region
The Leeds City Region

What Next?

If you meet the criteria above, contact Digital Enterprise for more information about accessing the funding.
SBC Marketing are listed as a supplier for digital marketing (SEO, social media, email marketing, etc.) for the Craven area. We also offer training for your existing staff.