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Businesses in Sefton are being invited to apply to the new Help to Grow digital scheme

Image promoting the Government's Help to Grow websiteBusinesses in Sefton are being invited to apply to the new Help to Grow digital scheme, through which they can discounts of up to £5,000 on Digital Accounting and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software.

Help to Grow aims to help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adopt digital technologies that will will help them manage their finances effectively and build customer relationships.


To be eligible for the Help to Grow scheme, businesses need to:

  • have between 5 and 249 employees;
  • be a UK company registered with Companies House or on the Financial Conduct Authority’s Mutuals Register;
  • be incorporated and actively trading for over a year before they apply;
  • be purchasing the software for the first time.

More information about the scheme is available on the Help to Grow website.

Increase productivity

Businesses visiting the site can also find free and impartial advice on how technology can help increase productivity across all sectors including:

  • guidance and tools to help them understand which digital technology is best suited to your business;
  • a software comparison tool
  • an application process for a financial discount on approved software if they are eligible (up to £5,000)
  • checklists to help them assess whether they are ready and how to integrate new software
  • case studies about similar businesses.

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