Government expands ‘Help to Grow: Digital Scheme’

Government expands ‘Help to Grow: Digital Scheme’


What is the Help to Grow scheme?

The Help to Grow scheme is a digital scheme launched by the UK government in January 2022 which is available to small and medium-sized businesses based in the United Kingdom to help them adopt digital technologies proven to increase productivity. The scheme offers; free, impartial advice and guidance about what digital technology is best suited to your business and how it can boost your business’ performance.

What the scheme offers businesses:

  • The scheme offers SMEs (small and medium sized businesses) free and impartial advice on how technology can help their business
  • Identifies their digital technology needs
  • Assesses technology purchasing options
  • Implements new technologies in their operations
  • Eligible SMEs (with between 1 and 249 employees) a grant token worth up to £5,000

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for the scheme, companies must tick one of the following:

  • Be a company registered with Companies House or the FCA Public Mutuals Register.
  • Be a charity registered with the Charity Commission, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland or the Scottish Charity Regulator.
  • Be a UK public body.

Alongside one of the above you will also need to:

  • Have been actively operating for at least 1 year.
  • Have a minimum of 10 advisors that offer advice on all stages of digital technology adoption (pre- and post-implementation).
  • Demonstrate cyber security measures are in place (if online).
  • Be GDPR compliant.

For full details on eligibility and how to apply please visit Help to Grow: Digital – apply to take part in the one-to-one advice pilot – GOV.UK (

Date: August 22, 2022

Author: Morris

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