Fund title: BT Small Business Support Scheme
Focus of fund/fund aims:
BT is introducing new measures to help small businesses boost their connectivity, cash flow and confidence, including bursaries for tech start-ups and subsidised ultrafast internet connections
The BT Small Business Support Scheme is designed to help SMEs across the UK that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It is intended to enable firms to build their recovery and growth following COVID-19 and features a series of measures aimed at boosting connectivity, cash flow and confidence.
The scheme comprises a range of support strands, including:
- Subsidised ultrafast internet – helping small businesses fund the cost of an ultrafast business connection by subsidising the total cost by up to £2,500 per customer.
- Bursaries for UK tech start-ups – a new bursary scheme launching in October to provide free fibre broadband and mobile bundles to 1,000 UK tech start-ups and entrepreneurs
- Mentoring for small businesses – a new mentoring scheme for small businesses, providing them with free access to expertise across strategy, marketing, sales, and more.
Interested parties are advised to liaise with BT Group for more details about accessing the support available.