£2,000 match funding available for IT and Digital Support

£2,000 match funding available for IT and Digital Support News



The Deadline for growth voucher applications is on the 30th of March. Ensure you secure up to £2000 worth of match funding vouchers by applying today. If you would like to learn more about how Urban Element can help you use the fund to maximise your presence online, get in touch.
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For those who have already successfully started a business and are ready to take the next step, you may be wondering what you can do to help your business grow. For small and medium sized businesses that have had a successful start, the decisions you will take for the next steps to create growth will have a significant effect on long term success. 

With technology and digital marketing playing a significant role in growth and service opportunity, receiving the best advice and support can be vital. As an accredited member of UK IT Association, Urban Element are pleased to be in a position to help through the Growth Voucher programme.

The Growth Voucher Programme

The Growth Voucher (GV) programme is a £30 million project, announced by the Chancellor in the 2013 Budget. The programme aims to boost SME growth by subsidising the cost of specialist business support, helping business access the advice they need to help them grow.

Jon Ellard said: "We are delighted to confirm that Urban Element are an accredited member of UK IT Association (UKITA) and can now provide our clients with essential Government match funding of up to £2,000” 

Which businesses are eligible?

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now apply for IT and digital support worth up to £2,000, after the UK IT Association (UKITA) joined the Government's Growth Voucher programme, with businesses are eligible for the programme if they have:

  1. been trading for at least one year
  2. 249 employees or fewer
  3. not sought advice in the last three years.

Around 20,000 businesses will be eligible for funding under the scheme, which runs until March 2015.

What type of support and advice can you receive?

The support available from UKITA members applies to the following types of IT and digital advice:

  1. improving customer online experience
  2. planning digital projects
  3. automating business activities
  4. selling online
  5. your online visibility.

The scheme itself offers a great opportunity for SME’s to access Urban Element’ specialist advice and enables us to help deliver real business growth through IT and digital solutions.

Support for the scheme

Helen Brewster, chair of UKITA, said: "We are delighted to see that with the innovative Growth Vouchers programme, the government is confirming our view of the vital role that IT and digital now plays in the competitive success of almost every business, whether large or small."

Phil Oakley, head of UKITA's IT and digital advisers' national group, said: "The timing of the new voucher scheme is excellent because we are in the process of developing a national network of UKITA members who can provide help and guidance to businesses operating under the UKITA code of practice."

Find out how Urban Element can help

If you have questions about the match funding scheme, and the type of advice and support you can receive you can read the full list of benefits and eligibility rules at the UK IT Association. If you would like to talk to us about how Urban Element can use match funding to help your business please call Jon or Natasha on 01993 776999   

Jon Ellard
- Director

A results driven, self-motivated and resourceful director with a proven ability to develop and strengthen client relationships. With 14 years marketing experience Jon’s main focus is to ensure clients receive return on investment from their online investment. Jon has excellent people skills and possesses the valuable ability to explain technically-complex subjects and make them comprehensible.


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