Help to Grow: Digital Scheme

Key improvements we have made to the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, which will enable even more firms to benefit.

  1. We have expanded eligibility for the Help to Grow: Digital scheme so that more businesses are able to take part by reducing the minimum number of employees the business must have from 5 to 1. This means the number of businesses able to apply is almost tripling in size, with up to 1.2 million UK businesses being eligible to access discounts worth up to £5,000 on approved software.
  2. Alongside this, we also launched our expanded offer, adding e-Commerce software to support businesses to sell online and reach new markets. This includes helping them to manage their inventory, take payments and gather data and insights on customers’ needs. Businesses which adopt e-Commerce software see on average a 7.5% increase in employee sales over 3 years.
  3. Furthermore, the Help to Grow: Digital scheme will also support one-to-one advice for small and medium-size businesses on digital tech adoption. We have opened applications for advice platforms to partner with us from today with the aim of the service being in place for SMEs later this year.

We would welcome your support in amplifying the news, on your social channels, in your engagement with SMEs, and with your networks.

We have shared a video announcing the updated changes:




We have also updated our communications toolkit to reflect these changes. It contains promotional messaging and videos for the Help to Grow: Management and Digital schemes to share on your social media channels and in newsletters to your networks and members.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact the Help to Grow team at

Please do let us know if you are able to plan any communications to amplify our announcement – your support would be greatly appreciated. We would also be grateful for your continued support to help promote the Help to Grow scheme from September through December and welcome any opportunities you may have in mind to work together.