£3,000 grant for Mid Ulster businesses to upgrade broadband

Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair, Mid Ulster District Council marks the launch of SuperConnected Voucher Scheme in Mid Ulster with some representatives of Maghera businesses: Back: Kieran Bradley, Walsh's Hotel, Gary Burns, Burns Homes, Pat Cassidy, C3 Computers and Michael Gormley, Gormley Funeral Homes and front: Neil Hyndman, The Auction Room.
Councillor Linda Dillon, Chair, Mid Ulster District Council marks the launch of SuperConnected Voucher Scheme in Mid Ulster with some representatives of Maghera businesses: Back: Kieran Bradley, Walsh's Hotel, Gary Burns, Burns Homes, Pat Cassidy, C3 Computers and Michael Gormley, Gormley Funeral Homes and front: Neil Hyndman, The Auction Room.

Mid Ulster businesses have the opportunity to go superfast with a new broadband scheme worth up to £3000 per company.

The Broadband Connection Vouchers Scheme, being brought to the region by Mid Ulster District Council, allows small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises (with less than 249 employees) to claim vouchers of the value of up to £3,000 to cover installation of a super fast broadband service to improve and enhance the way they do business.

The Connection Vouchers Scheme (CVS) is part of the Super Connected Cities Programme which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Launching the scheme with businesses in Maghera, Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, welcomed the new opportunity: “Access to broadband and the speed of connections have been identified as critical issues for business growth in Mid Ulster and so the availability of funding through schemes like this will help to stimulate that growth.

“As well as the clear benefits for companies in terms of the cost of installing high speed broadband, this scheme also has the potential to improve the overall broadband infrastructure in the area making it a more desirable location to invest.

“I would encourage local businesses to take advantage of what is an excellent funding package while it’s available”.

This scheme also has the potential to improve the overall broadband infrastructure in the area making it a more desirable location to invest

To check your business eligibility and apply to the Scheme please contact: John P McGonigle, Project Manager, Belfast Connection Voucher Scheme, 22-38 Gloucester Street, Belfast, BT1 4LD, Tel 0800 587 4695, Email: connectionvouchers@belfastcity.gov.uk or online at: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/connectionvouchers

Alternatively businesses can also obtain further information by contacting Mid Ulster District Council’s Economic Development Section, Tel: 03000 132 132, E: economicdevelopment@midulstercouncil.org or visit the website: www.midulstercouncil.org/connectionvouchers