There are often various funding schemes out there in the “Business World” backed by the government, especially for SME Businesses and Enterprises and we thought it would be helpful to introduce you to the one’s we’re familiar with. We’ve written a quick overview below about the most current and relevant ones which businesses can tap into or apply for to help with their developing their social media presence and social media skills…


Digital Enterprise Voucher SchemeDigital Enterprise - Voucher Scheme
Digital Enterprise has been established to help businesses who are looking to scale up through the better use of digital technology.

You can apply for part-funding to invest in new digital technology such as (but not limited to) a new website and to also help start your digital marketing or improve your existing digital marketing plan and skills. This can include social media set up, social media training, social media strategy and elements of social media marketing support which can be delivered by Social Progress through the Scheme.

Vouchers range from £1,000 to £5,000 and need to be matched by funding from the business. The scheme offers funding of 40%, up to a maximum of £5,000, towards the total value of an investment with the balance of 60% funded by the business. – Digital Enterprise

The scheme aims to help eligible firms access and use digital/information and communication technology to achieve business growth and raise competitiveness.

The Second (next) Phase of the Voucher Scheme is due to go live in September 2017. So, watch this space!

Find out more about the Digital Enterprise Voucher Scheme here:

Find out if you’re eligible for the funding here:


Digital Knowledge ExchangeDigital Enterprise Voucher Scheme and Digital Knowledge Exchange
Fully funded business support for eligible businesses across the Leeds City Region. Increase your knowledge and get access to expert advice on digital and technological solutions.

Get access to workshops, a complete digital audit and mentoring support from digital champions.

Topics include:

  • ERDF Funding Logo - European Union - Europian Regional Development FundSocial Media for Business (Product and Service)
  • Search Engine and Mobile Optimisation
  • Web Design and Conversion
  • Your Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Cloud Computing and many more

Janet Bebb is one of the official Trainers who will be delivering social media training as part of the Digital Knowledge Programme to eligible businesses.

The Digital Knowledge Exchange Programme is due to deliver a few events across the Summer leading up to the official programme launch in September 2017.

Digital Knowledge Exchange - Training Programme - Leeds City Region - Social Media Training - Yorkshire


Find out more about this fully-funded Training Programme on the Digital Enterprise Blog here:

To register your interest for the Training Programme please complete the Eligibility Checker here: