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About Help to Grow: Digital

Help to Grow: Digital is a government backed, UK-wide scheme that supports eligible SMEs to choose, buy and integrate software into their business.

Through the scheme you can access:

  • Funding to help buy new software. Receive a discount of up to 50% or £5,000 (excluding VAT) towards the cost of buying one approved software in the Help to Grow: Digital scheme.

  • Free, impartial advice and guidance. Learn more about how the software in this scheme can help your business, discover our free eLearning modules and find your software solution.

  • 1:1 business advice launching in 2022. From late 2022 you will be able to use the Help to Grow: Digital discount for 1:1 business advice. Register your interest now, and we’ll notify you when the service becomes available.

How can the scheme help your business?

Embracing software and digital ways of working can help boost your business performance. Software integration has helped SMEs to reach more customers, streamline time-consuming tasks and free up more time to focus on core business needs.

Many businesses feel that cost and knowledge are barriers to adopting new software and digital ways of working. This is how Help to Grow: Digital can help.

The scheme provides guidance to help you understand how software can benefit your business.

Explore our advice and learning section. It includes useful information about how to help identify your software needs, finding the best supplier, getting the best return on your investment and how to integrate software into your business.

When you’re ready, you can browse the software in the scheme, comparing the pros and cons of each package before choosing a software and applying for your discount.

How to apply for the Help to Grow: Digital discount

The Help to Grow: Discount is currently available from approved suppliers of the following software types:

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Digital Accounting
  • eCommerce

Start by checking if your business is eligible. This will give you an indication of whether your application will be successful.

To apply for a discount you will need to:

Step 1: Choose your software

Step 2: Provide information about you and your company as part of the eligibility and fraud checks

Step 3: Once the checks are complete, you’ll receive an email. Confirm your email address to continue

Step 4: Wait to receive your email confirming if you’ve passed the eligibility and fraud checks

Step 5: If successful, you’ll receive a unique link. Use it on the supplier’s website to buy your chosen software

All discounts need to be redeemed within 30 days from issue. After 30 days you will need to reapply.

Contact Help to Grow: Digital

For general enquiries, provide feedback or report an issue, please email: sme.helptogrow@beis.gov.uk

Apply for 50% off business software

Eligible businesses can get 50% off, up to £5,000, in approved Digital Accounting, Customer Relationship Management and eCommerce software.

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