Grant Application

The ICT Escalator Grant is available to any SME within the ICT Escalator Project which has received up to 12 hours support from a University partner and is eligible for ERDF funding, fulfilling the criteria set out below.

The grant is a capital or revenue grant to assist SMEs to implement broadband expansion leading to growth of the business and the development of new products and services. The grant should make the business more viable, resilient and support growth of turnover and employment. It should enable the business to become more competitive in the national and international economy.

The grant is only available to businesses who have worked with a University partner for up to 12 hours to develop an Action Plan. A business should discuss this grant application with the Business Partnership Manager prior to submission especially if the business or market has changed substantially from the date of the completion of the Action Plan.

The grant scheme is being run by University of Bedfordshire as part of the ICT Escalator Project working with Open University using European Regional Development Funds until August 2019

Upcoming Events

Thursday 22nd February 2018
Kings House Conference Centre, 245 Ampthill Road, Bedford, MK42 9AZ
Tuesday 29th May 2018
Double Tree by Hilton, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
Tuesday 11th September 2018
Rockingham Leisure Park, Princewood Rd, Corby NN17 4AP
Thursday 6th December 2018
To be confirmed