The DigitalBoost Development Grant Fund is now open (as of Tuesday 12th January 2021) to Scottish businesses from The Scottish Government and Business Gateway.
The £10m fund is being processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are running a business in Scotland and want to do more with digital; for example to, increase productivity, safeguard jobs, improve cybersecurity, build online booking systems, develop apps or invest in hardware/software then this fund may be applicable to you.
What is the DigitalBoost Development Grant?
This £10m fund is open to Scottish businesses to help them do more with digital in these challenging times and is funded by The Scottish Government in conjunction with Business Gateway and its DigitalBoost programme.
Grant recipients will be expected to contribute at least 25% of the cost of their project. The fund is open for applications from Tuesday 12th of January 2021.
Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is it for?
The grant is open to all businesses across Scotland who are looking to enhance their service or organisation using digital technology, platforms and innovation. All sectors can apply.
Am I eligible?
*European Definition The category of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is made up of enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro.
What can I use the grant for?
How long does it take?
The online application process should take you less than 30 minutes to complete.
If your grant is authorised – you have up to 4 weeks (from the date of the application authorisation email) to buy your product(s) and claim the grant.
Once we’ve received your claim for the grant, including receipts and proof of payment, we will aim to transfer the funds to your stated bank account within 5 working days.
All grants need to be claimed by 28th February 2021.
Next steps and more information
For more information on eligibility criteria, FAQs and to start your application visit: www.digitalboostdevelopmentgrant.co.uk