Written by James Page
Great news for new and existing businesses with up to 249 staff member. You can get your hands on Broadband connection voucher grants worth up to £3,000 for SMEs. The downside is you have to play a postcode lottery as it is on available in 22 cities.
- provided by a registered supplier
- at an eligible postcode
- for an eligible business or charity and meet the improvement required
- When you’ve had your connection installed, you pay the VAT and any costs not covered by the voucher. The city pays the grant directly to the supplier.
You must pay the ongoing monthly costs and any VAT charged. You can apply through your city’s web page and choose a supplier from the list of broadband suppliers registered with the scheme. Connection Vouchers are available to SMEs in 22 cities nationwide: Aberdeen Belfast Birmingham Bradford Brighton and Hove Bristol Cambridge Cardiff Derby Derry-Londonderry Edinburgh Leeds London Manchester Newcastle upon Tyne Newport Nottingham – you must supply 2 supplier quotes Oxford Perth Portsmouth Salford York