UPDATE 2nd AUGUST 2021: we understand that the grant application process has now closed, but we’re still here to help!
Businesses of Breckland, there has never been a better time to get a professional new website for your business.
Why? I hear you ask…
Simply put, because you can get one for free*. You might even be able to cover your hosting and maintenance costs for a year too, thanks to the Digital Breckland Fund. This really is too good of an opportunity to ignore. So read on to find out more.
What is the Digital Breckland Fund?
The Digital Breckland Fund is making grants available for businesses to help support their digital efforts. This is in response to the growing demand for online services and the importance of making sure your business is visible online.
So, it’s not just new websites that can be funded. You may decide that your business would benefit more from support with social media advertising, or search engine optimisation work. They’re covered too. You can see the full list at on the Breckland Council website.
And the best bit of all the grant will cover up to 100% of costs incurred to a maximum of £3,000. That will cover a completely new website for most businesses, so you pay nothing*.
Who is eligible?
To access the grant, your business must:
- Employ less than 250 people
- Have a turnover of less than £42.9m
- Be an independent business based in Breckland.
So that’s most of you, right? Are you getting excited yet?!
How do you get the grant?
There’s an application form on the Breckland Council website. You can find it, along with full details of the grant, here: https://www.breckland.gov.uk/digital-breckland-fund
You will need a quote for your intended spend – more on that in a moment.
The Regeneration Team will review everything, do their background checks and, if they’re satisfied, pay you the money. You usually then need to provide proof that you’ve spent it (such as a receipt) within a few days.
It might all be sounding a bit too good to be true. But we can vouch for the fact that it’s real and there aren’t lots of tricky hoops to jump through. We’ve already worked with a number of businesses who’ve had their work completely covered by the grant.
How can we help?
We can put together a quote that you can use as part of your application, we can do the work, so you have a totally fabulous new website, and we can provide the proof of payment that the Council needs.
And if you’d really like to make the most of this fabulous opportunity but you’re not sure where to start, we can help there too. Just give us a call on 01362 708500 (or email [email protected]) so we can find out more about your business, and we’ll come up with the right solution for you.
Where’s the catch?
Honestly, we really can’t see one! Your business gets a new website, and you don’t have to pay for it* – in the majority of cases, the fund completely covers your costs.
Maybe the cost of a professional website has been prohibitive before, or you’ve thought you can get by without a website? The fact that this fund exists highlights the importance of boosting your online presence. A professional website not only helps new customers find you, it also helps them trust you. It helps them choose you rather than someone else.
We don’t know when the fund ends, however, so we suggest you take action NOW. So here are two things to do today:
- Go to https://www.breckland.gov.uk/digital-breckland-fund to see the full details and look at the application form
- Get in touch with us so we can get a quote together for you.
We look forward to speaking to you!
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*Some websites will cost more than £3,000, and what you’re quoted is likely to vary between suppliers. All we know is that for the majority of the businesses we work with, this will cover your initial design and development costs. When we know more about your business, we will provide a bespoke quote for you.