Digital Birmingham offers grants of up to £3k for super-fast broadband for SMEs and social enterprises

I’ve just seen this in the latest edition of QuarterLife, the magazine of the Jewellery Quarter. It may be old news to some but it was new news to me…

To help businesses in Birmingham — including social enterprises, charities and not-for-profit organisations — meet the installation and set-up costs of connecting to new super-fast broadband, Digital Birmingham has set up a connectivity voucher scheme

For a limited period, Digital Birmingham can help fund a new faster broadband connection for small and medium-sized businesses, charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations based in Birmingham.

The scheme offers grants of up to £3,000 towards the connection costs for eligible organisations (that’s usually enough to pay for all the work). The recipient pays the VAT, any amount over £3,000, and the new monthly subscription cost.

A grant can be for an individual organisation, or several organisations can apply as a group through a landlord or agent.

The Connection Voucher Scheme is funded by the Government’s Urban Broadband Fund and The European Regional Development Fund.

Find out more and check eligibility

Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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