Digital Enterprise

Support is available for eligible small and medium sized businesses to develop their digital capacity and thereby helping them increase their overall performance (competitiveness, productivity and profitability).

Digital technology and connectivity has become a fundamental part of modern business, and Leeds City Region is a national leader in this space with a thriving digital and creative sector.

Digital Enterprise

Digital Enterprise is a business support programme that helps eligible, growth-focused businesses based in the Leeds City Region, to scale up, develop their digital capacity and support increased competitiveness, productivity and profitability.

There are currently three strands to the Digital Enterprise programme:

Connectivity Voucher: Worth between £500 and £1,000 to help eligible businesses to upgrade their digital connectivity.

Digital Knowledge Exchange: A programme of workshops, masterclasses, mentoring support and digital audits to help businesses improve their understanding of digital technology and the solutions available to help them to develop their business.

Digital Growth Voucher: Growth vouchers have now been suspended until further notice. Phase 4 closed on Friday 26th October 2018.

Am I eligible?

Your business must be within the local authority areas of Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.

Your business must trade in an eligible sector (this generally excludes primary agriculture, banking and financial services, activities related to education or social care, and those sectors trading directly with consumers e.g. retail and hospitality).

A small or medium sized enterprise (SME), defined as:

  • Having fewer than 250 employees AND
  • A turnover of under c£40 million OR a balance sheet of under c£35 million
  • Not being part of a larger group of companies that takes it over this threshold

How to apply

Check your eligibility and apply on the Digital Enterprise site or email enquiries.de@leeds.gov.uk

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.

Get in touch for advice or support

Get in touch with our Business Growth Service and we can help you find the right support for your business needs. You can call us on 0113 348 1818 or email us for more information.

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