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Digital Innovation Grant scheme re-opens

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Businesses across South Yorkshire are being invited to apply for grant funding designed to help companies in the region embrace new forms of digital technology and drive growth.

The Digital Innovation Grant scheme will provide eligible businesses with grant funding worth between £1,000 and £5,000 to match fund digital projects worth up to £10,000. 50% of the project costs will be funded by the grant, which can be used to help businesses overcome barriers to growth by embracing digital technology.

Designed specifically to help businesses make the most of new forms of digital technology, the scheme aims to help firms access new markets, promote their products and services more effectively as well as embrace new ways of working.

The closing date for applications is Friday 13th May, and the scheme is open to Small and Medium Sized businesses (SMEs) based in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. Full application guidance and examples of eligible projects can be found on the scheme’s website:

Before applying, Sheffield-based businesses are encouraged to contact the Business Sheffield team at, or call 0114 224 5000. One of our Business Advisors will support you to prepare and submit a compelling application.

There are three more rounds of funding planned for this year, so if you're not ready to apply this time, we still encourage you to contact the team to get started. 

Since its launch in August 2021, the Digital Innovation Grant funding has helped over 100 SMEs across South Yorkshire to access nearly £370,000 in grant funding. The programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by Enterprising Barnsley, part of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.