If you are a small or medium business in the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York), you may be able to get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade your business broadband to a Gigabit capable connection.
York Data Services are a registered supplier.
Contact us for more details.
Who? The Scheme is for small and medium size businesses across all those local areas taking part in the market test.
In summary an SME: Has up to 249 Employees. A balance sheet of less than €43 million or a turn-over of less than €50 million. You must not have received more than the permitted amount of de minimis aid in the last 3 years.
Where? West Yorkshire Combined Authority (Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds, Wakefield and York).
What? Vouchers help support the capital costs of delivering a new gigabit capable connection to your business premises. If you already have a gigabit capable connection you are not eligible for a voucher. Your new connection must have a minimum speed of 100mbps and represent at least a doubling of speed compared to the service you have now.
When? Vouchers are available now. We will stop issuing vouchers when the £2 million fund we have set up for the test phase has been allocated or by March 2019 – whichever is sooner.
How much? Business vouchers are worth between £500 and £3,000. If your new connection costs less than £500, you will not be able to claim a voucher. If the cost of providing a connection is more than £3,000 then you can “top up”. The voucher does not cover VAT or monthly charges.
York Data Services are a registered supplier of the Gigabit voucher scheme, please contact 01904 217000 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.