Post By First Internet on April 1, 2022

Help to Grow: Digital

Help to Grow: Digital is a government-backed UK-wide scheme to help SMEs buy and implement digital technologies to support future growth.

If you’re stuck using out-of-date computers, unreliable IT equipment or you haven’t made the switch to digital at all, Help to Grow: Digital could be the perfect opportunity to bring your business up to date.

Participating businesses gain access to a range of benefits including:

  •         Help to cover initial purchase and ongoing running costs
  •         Access to a platform offering advice, quoting tools and references
  •         Subsidy of up to £5,000 or 50% of the total cost of solutions

The scheme includes Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Ecommerce and Finance software, making this is an excellent chance for SMEs to implement the massive capabilities of the SAP Business One platform.

To identify how digital transformation would benefit your business, register online for our free Help to Grow consultation.

Why invest in digital transformation?

Going digital is not just about putting your business on a computer. True digital transformation can streamline your operations, making your day-to-day more efficient, maximising your potential and crucially, unlocking previously impossible revenues and growth.

This includes essential admin processes like submitting your business tax returns, which can be generated automatically at the end of each reporting period, but it goes beyond accounting and finance.

For instance, with a comprehensive CRM platform in place, you can track your customer interactions across different methods of communication, so that each time you speak to a valued customer, you know what you have discussed with them in the past.

Your customer data is maintained in an error-free and regulatorily compliant database, for rapid retrieval, and so that you can erase records as appropriate when they are no longer needed.

Our free Help to Grow consultation can help you decide whether digital transformation would be a worthwhile investment for your business.

Am I eligible for Help to Grow: Digital?

 The free advice element of Help to Grow: Digital is available to all businesses, regardless of qualifying criteria.

 To access the funding portion of up to £5,000 or 50% of the cost of installing software, you must meet several criteria:

  •         Registered office in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland
  •         Registered at Companies House or listed on the FCA Mutuals Register
  •         Actively trading for more than 12 months on date of application
  •         Incorporation date a minimum of 365 days before date of application
  •         Between 5 and 249 employees in total
  •         Purchasing the relevant software for the first time

If you meet these criteria, you should be eligible for the discount, which covers up to 12 months of costs including the core costs of installing and using software, exclusive of VAT.

How can APH help? 

To help SMEs access the full benefits of the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, we are offering a free consultation and assessment to anyone who is thinking about applying.


  •         You can only apply once per eligible business
  •         You can only apply the 50% discount to one software
  •         You can claim a maximum discount of £5,000

You only get one chance to get the maximum benefit from this initiative, so if you are considering applying, please contact APH first so we can help you make the most of this opportunity.

For more information or to ask for our help in making your Help to Grow: Digital application, please sign up via our website to send us your details, and our team will contact you to arrange a free consultation.

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