Apply for funding for your next digital project with Digital Enterprise
When we started Splitpixel, a little over nine years ago now, one of our main goals was to make web design and digital services easy to understand and accessible for small businesses in our home of Huddersfield and West Yorkshire.
No matter how much we've grown in the years since, we do still take on projects for small businesses in the area, helping them develop their online presence and find a foothold in the digital marketing landscape. This is why we've always been excited to be involved in Digital Enterprise.
Digital Enterprise is Leeds-based programme funded by the city's local authorities and the European Union with the goal of helping SMEs in the city and the surrounding area to grow and expand. It provides workshops, mentoring and funding to help businesses invest in digital, and we've been a Digital Growth Voucher supplier for a while now.
The next round of Digital Growth Voucher funding opens on 28 September, and runs until 8 December – so read on to find out a bit more about how it works, and what we can do to help successful applicants.
What are Digital Growth Vouchers?
Digital Growth Vouchers are grants given to small and medium-sized businesses to help them fund a digital project, such as upgrading to an ecommerce website to help you sell online.
Vouchers are worth between £1,000 and £5,000, and can be used to fund up to 50% of a project. For many small businesses, this can make a huge dent into the costs of designing and developing of a new site.
Up to 200 vouchers are being made available in this round of funding, and they'll go towards the projects that have the biggest potential for growth. It's a competitive process, but it's well worth exploring – read up on the details and the application process for more info.
What we do
We're here to give businesses the tools they need to thrive online. Whether you're starting from scratch and need guidance through a complete rebrand and strategy, or have a fully formed idea of what you want and just need someone to make it happen, we do it with a minimum of fuss.
As a small business ourselves (we're a hardworking team of just 12!) we understand the concerns and the budgets of SMEs, and we've developed a creative and transparent service that accommodates both.
Digital really makes a difference
Sometimes, something as simple as a new website or a refresh of your online marketing strategy is all it takes to get the enquiries rolling in. It's more of an investment than an overnight success, of course, but we're proud of the results we've been able to achieve for businesses in the Leeds and Huddersfield area.
For example, ecommerce sites can give you a whole new way to sell your products, PPC advertising can expose you to a whole new audience, and an inbound marketing strategy can revolutionise the way you generate leads. The innovation that we – and Digital Enterprise – encourage really does result in improved productivity, competitiveness, and great results for businesses.