Date: 21st March 2017
Phase 1 of the Digital Growth Voucher scheme ended on the 24th of March, 2017 at 5.00 pm. This means that we will not be accepting any further applications for Vouchers until we commence Phase 2 in the September 2017.
The first phase has been an overwhelming success, with over 473 applications received to date (3 times as many as we were expected). The pause in the scheme will enable us to work through the current backlog of applications and ensure applicants are dealt with in the time-scales we have set out to secure funding and in the time that applicants would expect their application to be handled.
The pause will also enable us to develop other areas of the Digital Enterprise programme, such as:
- Enhance our website supplier listings
- Review our website content and online digital growth advice
- Prepare to launch our new Digital Knowledge Exchange service, and
- Support our SME owners and managers who have already applied for a voucher.
We will be communicating the re-launch of the Digital Growth Voucher scheme in late May/early June using a variety of channels, including through our Newsletter (sign-up now), social media (follow us on Twitter) and through events and presentations that we are planning to hold across the Leeds city region.
Thank you for your support and patience.
The Digital Enterprise team.