Government grants to boost your broadband

Broadband Connection VouchersCRIP

ABCOM are very proud to announce, that we have been vetted and accredited to become an authorised supplier for the new Government incentive to encourage businesses to go for super-fast broadband.

Broadband Connection Vouchers are being delivered by the 22 Super-connected cities, now including Burgess Hill.

Each local scheme is designed to meet local needs while helping local businesses to grow and develop.

 

The Connection Voucher Scheme provides up to £3,000 (excluding VAT) to help small businesses, charities and voluntary organisations get faster broadband connections. If you’re a landlord or tenant sharing a commercial building you can also pool your vouchers together to pay for a new shared connection with a very high bandwidth. The scheme uses Super Connected Cities funding from the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

This scheme is here to help you to have and benefit from a stronger digital/online presence.

What can an improved internet connection do for your business?

  • Improve business efficiency, enable efficient communication and help your staff work more flexibly, saving time and money.
  • Save on the need for servers by enabling your business to use cloud storage.
  • Increase reliability and ensure confidence in your communications with suppliers and customers.
  • Improve your capability to work in partnership and compete for larger projects and contracts.
  • Grow your business in new directions and be more competitive in local and international markets.

The voucher does not cover ongoing line rental or VAT on connection costs. Your new connection must be in place for a minimum of six months.

Who is Eligible?

Broadband Connection Vouchers are available to Small or Medium Enterprises (SMEs) if:

Your business is within an eligible area one of the 22 cities taking part in the scheme. Check your postcode to find out if you’re eligible
You are a SME, registered charity, social enterprise or sole trader
Installation of your new broadband connection will cost over £100
The connection is for your business premises. You can apply for a connection at home if this is your main work base, but this does not apply if you work from home occasionally
You are willing to sign up to a minimum 6 month contract with your broadband supplier
The broadband service you select delivers a speed or performance improvement on your current connection. There are some detailed requirements on speed that you should check before applying
You have not received more than around £120,000 in grants in the last 3 years
Please find our local survey here:

http://www.abcom.co.uk/broadband-voucher-scheme-for-burgess-hill-businesses/
Please contact us and we can assist in pointing you in the right direction.

We also have a dedicated survey to help us collate quick results for you

The process is we run a test on your postcode and telephone numbers and can then present you with all the options.

If there are a few or several businesses we can offer group options that can be beneficial and cost effective.