Digital Growth Fund

If your business is undertaking digital developments of any kind, our Digital Growth Programme could help you get the funding and support you need to bring your new product or service to market.

The Cheshire East Digital Growth Programme is the result of a collaboration between Cheshire East Council, its new Skills & Growth Company and Creative England, and is part of the Council’s wider efforts to support the digital sector to stimulate growth by providing them with funding, opportunities and specialist support.

You’ll need to qualify as a Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), be already trading and be based in the Cheshire East borough area. Digital developments could include digital media, web design and software development, including games and app development, e-commerce and software solutions as well as developments that are part of a larger system, such as control software for a machine or process.

For suitable projects, we’ll help you prepare your application, demonstrating a clear market opportunity and identify any additional investment required. Funding can be up to 50% of your eligible costs (which are very flexible) and can be made available as equity investments, interest-free loans and flexible revenue-sharing arrangements. We’ll also provide you with a package of other support to help you make the most of your commercial opportunities, including innovation, intellectual property and accessing export markets.

For further information, please contact the Programme Manager, Kerry Hall on: 01270 686382 or email Kerry.Hall@skillsandgrowth.co.uk

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