Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Coastal West Sussex are being encouraged to apply for the Government’s Broadband Connection voucher scheme while funds last. More than 25,000 SMEs across the UK have already benefitted from the scheme, which helps businesses get connected to superfast broadband.

 The Government has made £40m available in 15/16 for the scheme, and the vouchers are being issued on a “first come, first served” basis. The scheme allows businesses in CWS to apply for grants of up to £3,000 each to cover the costs of installing faster and better broadband.

 Benefits small businesses are seeing as a result of a faster connection include:

  • Growing and accessing new markets through better communication with customers and suppliers
  • Increasing security through fast secure back-up of data
  • Increasing productivity and improving customer service through faster upload and download speeds

 For further information about the connection voucher scheme, please visit