Posted on 5th September 2016
WEST SUSSEX SUPERFAST BROADBAND CONNECTION VOUCHER SCHEME
Businesses in West Sussex are invited to apply to a new scheme
that supports the installation of superfast broadband.
The West Sussex Superfast Broadband Connection Voucher scheme will help improve connectivity for small and medium enterprises that do not have access to superfast broadband and are based in an area not covered by the planned BDUK superfast infrastructure rollout.
Eligible businesses can apply for a Connection Voucher to provide capital funding of £3,000 or up to 40% of the overall project cost, whichever is lower. The scheme runs until 1 February 2017 or until all the funding is allocated.
Funding comes from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership under their ‘Growth is Digital’ priority project. The Connection Voucher scheme has been developed by the Rural West Sussex Partnership, South Downs National Park Authority, Gatwick Diamond Initiative and Coastal West Sussex Partnership with the delivery body, West Sussex County Council.
Coast to Capital Chief Executive, Jonathan Sharrock, says:
“It is essential that our rural businesses have access to superfast and ultrafast broadband using the latest digital technologies. Through our Growth Deal, the West Sussex Superfast Broadband Voucher scheme supports small and medium enterprises with the capital cost of access to superfast connectivity. I urge them to find out more about the scheme.”
Eligible businesses and broadband infrastructure providers are invited to find out more about West Sussex Superfast Broadband Connection Vouchers at a workshop on the afternoon of Friday 9 September 2016 at the South Downs Centre in Midhurst.
To find out more and to register interest in attending the workshop, please email email@example.com
More information, including guidance notes and an application form, can be found at http://www.coast2capital.org.uk/helping-business-growth/grant-funding
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