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​​Help to Grow: Digital - UK Construction

​​Help to Grow: Digital - UK Construction

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​​Help to Grow: Digital - UK Construction

The Help To Grow: Digital Scheme is a new 3-year government initiative started in January 2022 to help small and medium businesses find and adopt new digital technologies, learn new skills, reach new customers and boost their profits.

What Is The Help To Grow: Digital Scheme?

To quickly cover what the Help To Grow: Digital can help your business with:

  • Guidance and tools on which digital technology is best suited to your business
  • Checklists to see whether you’re software ready
  • How to integrate new software
  • Software comparison tool
  • Case studies about similar software
  • The application process for a financial discount of up to 50% on approved software up to £5,000 if you’re eligible.

In addition to the above, all businesses can benefit from free advice and guidance via the Help to Grow: Digital online platform.

Is My Construction Business Eligible For The Help To Grow: Digital Scheme?

You may be able to receive the financial discount of 50% on approved software, up to £5,000 (doesn’t include VAT), if your business is eligible:

  • Has 5 and 249 employees
  • UK company registered within companies house or FCA Mutals Register
  • Be incorporated and trading for over a year before applying for the discount
  • Be purchasing the software for the first time.

The new service opened for applications on the 20th January 2022.

The Help To Grow: Digital scheme can be used on different softwares such as to help business manage their finances digitally by using accounting software or building customer relationships to boost sales via Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, or even Ecommerce software to improve the selling of your items online such as materials or tools.

How To Apply For The Help To Grow: Digital Scheme?

To apply for the Help To Grow: Digital Scheme you need to make sure your business is eligible (see above). If you are, now it’s the fun part - deciding what software your business needs… if you are unsure the Help To Grow: Digital website features a short questionnaire to help narrow your choices down.

Now you can start your application which involves four parts.

  1. Your chosen software
  2. Details about your business
  3. Information about you
  4. Email verification

The supporting documents you will need for the application is:

  • Your companies house number or Financial Conduct Authorities Mutuals Register number
  • Your name and position in the company
  • Work email address
  • Number of employees working at your company

When you have completed the application, you will be processed through a fraud and eligibility check. Once passed you will receive a link to the website of your chosen software supplier showing the full breakdown of costs and where you will be able to purchase the software at the discounted price.

If you are interested in starting your digital journey click here to view the Help To Grow: Digital Government Scheme. If you need any extra support or advice around software, our Construction Virtual Assistants are available to support your business in choosing the right software and providing ongoing management.

This article was written for Construction Insider and Saint Financial Group. Saint is a multidisciplinary group based in the UK that helps construction businesses develop and grow. SaintFG offers a range of quality solutions in supporting businesses.

Saint provides the luxury of free business consultancy for all of our clients, call now for your free consultation with a friendly business advisor to discuss your burning questions and put that energy back into your business!

Written by:

Caitlin Minns

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