The government has announced a new £20m IT funding package for small businesses to use to upgrade their technology, equipment and hire professional advisors.
The technology grant has been announced to help small businesses through the coronavirus crisis. These businesses can access between £1,000 and £5,000 when applying for the business technology grant.
The grant can be spent on:
- Human resources (HR)
- IT and digital
- Minor equipment to adapt or adopt new technology
The £20m IT funding package is being administered by the Government’s 38 regional growth hubs which can be found here.
Simon Clarke, Regional growth minister, commented, “We have always said that we would stand behind our businesses and communities as we rebuild following the coronavirus pandemic. This new funding does exactly that.
Businesses will be able to use these new grants to pay for the expertise, equipment, and technology they need to adapt, recover and rebuild.
Small and medium-sized businesses are the beating heart of communities; they provide employment and contribute significantly to local economies and we are determined to give them the support they need to continue to thrive.”
For those in the home improvement industry, QASSS provides an IT support solution that delivers a range of bespoke and innovative services including infrastructure services, web management network and security, and end-user computing and management. For further information on how this can be used to help you and your business maximise the IT support package announced by government, please contact Nisar Raja, IT Manager on 0330 335 3354, or email [email protected]