In areas of Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield businesses can apply for a Broadband Connection Voucher, which is a grant of up to £3,000 for small or medium sized businesses to upgrade to a faster, more reliable internet connection.
The grant pays for the installation costs – that is the capital and equipment costs of upgrading your broadband connection. You pay any VAT charged and the monthly line rental to your service provider. Monthly costs vary depending on the package, but half of businesses pay £40 per month or less.
If you aren’t sure what kind of broadband connection you should choose for your upgrade, check the guide on the Superfast West Yorkshire website which explains the options to find out what’s best for your business. With faster, better broadband, you can:
To apply for a broadband grant before the closing date of 31st March 2015, you must be a small or medium sized business, or registered charity or sole trader. In Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, grants are available at specific locations, such as most business parks and industrial estates.
Call the team on 0113 3950357 or visit the website to find out if your area is covered.