The DCMS has just approved the extension of the high speed broadband Connection Voucher Scheme to cover the whole of Nottinghamshire, take a look below to see if you are eligible for this grant!
Nottinghamshire Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme
SMEs, Charities and Social Enterprises are invited to apply for a voucher worth between £100 and £3,000 towards the installation of a superfast (30Mbps +) internet connection for their business. Even if they already have broadband they may still be eligible for a free voucher to upgrade to Superfast Broadband.
1) Must have a registered office and trading address in Nottinghamshire (including the City)
2) Must be an SME (Small or Medium Enterprise), Charity or Social Enterprise
3) Must not have received more than approx. £120k in grants in the last three years
What are the benefits to Nottinghamshire businesses of upgrading their connection?
•Reduced capital expenditure on hardware and software by getting into cloud computing
•Improved information sharing and provision of a better customer experience
•Introduction of time and money saving applications and services, including IP voice, data storage, video streaming and HD videoconferencing
•Allowing people to work from home in exactly the same way as they do in the office (i.e. using exactly the same applications and accessing exactly the same systems and information)
•Increasing the availability and reliability of vital communications
What type of connectivity is available through the scheme?
Firms involved in the scheme will work with businesses to ensure that they are offered the most suitable solution for their business. Among the services that can be provided as part of the scheme are:
Fibre To The Premises (FTTP); Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC); Fibre on demand (FTTPoD); Ethernet First Mile (EFM); Leased Line; Ethernet; GEA
What do Nottinghamshire businesses need to do next?
Spread the word amongst other businesses. If there’s a number of business units in one location, they can aggregate their vouchers to create a much bigger pot of funding:
The vouchers are on a first come, first served basis, so please don’t delay. Visit the following website for more information and to check eligibility: https://www.connectionvouchers.co.uk/