Project part funded by: 

 

The Digital Growth Programme is managed by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) in partnership with Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils to aid the local economy with a c£3m initiative part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

The Digital Growth Programme will support registered businesses in the effective use of digital technology solutions.

The main services delivered include:

  • 240 fully funded action planning workshops, more information visit: Workshops and Courses
  • 48 awareness raising events
  • One to one consultancy
  • Digital conferences & Expo
  • Technology grant scheme offering grants from £2,000 to £16,000 providing 40% towards the total project cost. For more information visit: Funding Grants

Workshop Eligibility:

  • Small to medium enterprises (SME’s) up to 250 employees
  • Can be trading Business to Business or Business to Consumer
  • Start up and existing businesses can attend (must be trading and registered with HMRC)
  • Must pay business rates to a local authority in Leicester or Leicestershire

Grant Eligibility:

  • Small to medium enterprises (SME’s) up to 250 employees
  • Must be trading Business to Business
  • Must be trading for 12 months or more
  • Must pay business rates to a local authority in Leicester or Leicestershire
To avoid any delay in receiving any support you will firstly need to register onto the Digital Growth Programme via the eBusiness website: – http://www.ebusinessclub.biz/Register

The following sectors are ineligible for Technology Grant support:

  • Fishery and Aquaculture
  • Agricultural products
  • Coal, steel and shipbuilding
  • Synthetic fibres sector
  • Banking and insurance
  • Establishments providing generalised (school age) education
  • Local social welfare facilities e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, fire stations, day nurseries, child minding facilities, sports facilities, parks, public libraries.
  • Retail/B2C Service Sector
  • Coastal protection, soil conservation and infrastructures
  • Building and renovation of housing

If you would like any further advice on your eligibility or to discuss an application please contact your local Events & Engagement Officer listed below:
Kam Atker – Leicester City
Kam.atker@emc-dnl.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)333 320 0333 ext.2219 or Mobile: 079714 03786

Dimple Chauhan – Leicestershire
Dimple.chauhan@emc-dnl.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)333 320 0333 ext.2212 or Mobile: 073871 41590