New IT grant for Newcastle based Business gets the thumbs up!

January 16, 2015
by Alex Tough

The UK government are offering to grant companies across Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside funding of up to £3000 in aid to boost their broadband and computing capabilities.

Biosignatures received funding from Go Digital Newcastle for new computers to speed up their research work which will help them to develop blood tests to save cancer patients from undergoing irrelevant biopsies.

Cllr Michael Johnson, Newcastle City Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Skills, Business and Enterprise, said: “I’d encourage as many Newcastle businesses as possible to take a look at the business support programme and find out how it can help them – it’s free, and it can provide help in many ways.”

The Go Digital Newcastle programme offers small and medium businesses, charities and social enterprises free vouchers worth up to £3,000 which enables them to be connected to superfast business broadband by a supplier of their choice.

The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme is active in 22 cities around the country and is registered with over 500 suppliers. The government has committed £150 million for the SuperConnected Cities programme which is managed by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK).

Why go Superfast?

To grow your business in this day and age your technology is the first thing that needs to be up to date, this is to even compete with similar companies. By using superfast broadband it means that you can have better access to your business and operate fully in a global marketplace. No matter what area of business you’re in you need a fast and reliable internet service, this will reflect on you from a customer point of view.

Who’s Eligible?

Are you looking for any of the following; Connection Vouchers Newcastle, Connection Vouchers North Tyneside, Connection Vouchers Gateshead? We can deliver this scheme to you but first you need to;

  1. Have broadband installation that will cost over £100 and willing to sign up to a minimum of a 6 month contract with the broadband supplier.
  2. You need to be an SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader.
  3. Your connection is for your business premises only, you can however apply for a connection at home if that is your work base but not if you occasionally work from home.
  4. You have not received more than £120,000 in grants in the last 3 years.

One service we can offer is to install purple WiFi. This allows your customers to use your internet connection ‘wirelessly’ and for no fee. To use your WiFi they must sign in using their social media accounts. More info on purple WiFi can be found here.

 

What’s Next?

Rymote are proud to be in a position to be WiFi installers, we will provide all the assistance needed to make your business broadband superfast!

Take advantage of grants of up to £3000 now by filling out the Contact Us form below.

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