If you need a new website, it’s possible that you could get help towards the cost.
Whether you are a new business start-up or an existing business that has finally decided to take advantage of online exposure there may be help out there for you.
It could even be that you began with one of the free or low cost websites, and have either outgrown it, or it just doesn’t do what you want it to. Quite often limited capabilities are the reason why a templated site may be cheaper. Whichever category you fall into, providing you are a business enterprise, (and this would include charities and non-profit organisations), you may qualify for a grant or funding help.
New website funding assistance is not a new initiative. It’s something that local authorities have been providing to the businesses within their areas for some time. But in most cases it isn’t “badged” specifically as new website cost assistance. It is however included in a number of circumstances where local authorities help businesses to get established, or to broaden the scope of their operations.
To find out if you can get help to fund your new website there are a number of places you can go.
Business Gateway – Scotland
There’s lots of good advice for any new business on the Business Gateway website but the assistance services are for businesses in Scotland.
The Design Trust
The Design Trust is a registered charity. It promotes British design and helps new designers and craft workers setting up in business by providing links to other organisations that can help.
British Chambers of Commerce
Local branches of the British Chambers of Commerce exist in the majority of towns and cities across England. They provide excellent opportunities for networking, swapping ideas, and getting advice from other local business owners. Your local chamber may also be able to provide information with regard to existing member’s experiences with new website cost assistance.
If you’re not sure whether you need a new website or just changes to an existing one and want some advice, get in touch.