ICT for Growth

Globally, information communication technology (ICT) is without doubt the fastest changing aspect and challenge of the business world.

It is hard to keep up with these changes whilst at the same time managing the day-to-day running of your business. ICT can be a key aspect in enhancing business growth and increasing your company’s competitive edge.

Running until May 2021, the ICT for Growth scheme will encourage and support the uptake of digital technologies, build business confidence in the use of such technologies and extend understanding of how digital technologies can be employed to solve business problems.


One-to-One advice

The scheme can provide ICT specialist advice relating to company growth plans. Our advisors can support you through many aspects such as:

  • Identifying ICT needs and requirements
  • Developing a digital strategy
  • Designing a tailored project solution
  • Developing an action plan of support
  • Identifying IT solutions and refer to relevant support programmes.

Identified through your one-to-one support from our advisors, you may be able to access our small grants scheme. Please note that these grants are discretionary, and applications will be assessed as part of a competitive process and therefore are not guaranteed.


Connectivity Grant - this is available to all eligible SMEs to help towards the costs of getting connected to superfast broadband services (minimum of 30mbps). £1,000 grants available at 50% of eligible costs. - check your speed to see if you’re eligible

FREE workshops, masterclasses & events

Free extensive workshops and masterclasses to cover key areas of ICT for business growth will be held at venues across the Humber region.

ICT for Growth FREE workshops, masterclasses & events

Make the most of your ICT and learn about the latest developments in technology that can help drive your business forward.


The types of workshops on offer include:

An extensive workshop programme to cover key areas of ICT for business growth will be held at venues across the Humber region. The range of specialist workshops will include:

  • Cyber security and resilience to threat
  • Cloud-based computing
  • Integrated systems and processes
  • CRM Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality.

We’ve made it simple to access

We’ve already helped a number of businesses on their way to success and want to make it as simple as possible for you to access support too. If you’re interested in attending a bespoke one-to-one session, taking part in one of our workshops or finding out whether you’re eligible for a business grant, just follow our three simple steps:

Step 1.
You’ve found the scheme

Now that you’ve found the scheme that’s right for you, all you need to do is complete the online form to register your interest.

Step 2.
Are you eligible?

95% of SMEs in the Humber region may be eligible to access support. If you’re a business with under 250 full-time equivalent employees you should fit the bill.

Step 3.
Register your interest

Simply complete an Expression of Interest and we’ll check your eligibility for you. One of our advisors will then be in touch to find out how we can help.


Is your business eligible?

As a minimum, your business must:

  • Be trading in the Humber area – Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
  • Have less than 250 full-time equivalent employees
  • Have a turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet of less than €43m

If eligible, SMEs will be able to apply for all aspects of the #GrowMySME programme.

Region map

Looking for support to grow your business? We can help.

The Humber is experiencing an economic, social, cultural and infrastructural renaissance, and The Humber Business Growth Hub, a major initiative of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), is playing a key role in giving businesses in the Humber region a platform to prosper.

The #GrowMySME Programme delivers products of the Humber Business Growth Hub and is supported by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020 Programme to enable small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow. Whether you need answers on future funding, guidance on ICT-led development or support in any other aspect of growing your business, accessing the #GrowMySME Programme will be the best thing you’ll ever do for your business.

With three exciting schemes, the #GrowMySME Programme offers your business access to specialist one-to-one advice and support, a varied workshop and masterclass series delivered by experts in their field, and grant schemes that will help you to unlock key business growth activities.

Finance for Growth

Enhance your business growth potential. From funding to grants, we provide free advice and support on everything finance related.


Register your interest

Express an interest via our simple online form, and wait for your repsonse.


Business Growth Scheme

Accelerate your business growth plans with the help of a bespoke business support package led by an experienced business advisor and tailored to drive you towards your growth objectives.


Want to find out more or chat about how we can help?

To find out more about the range of services, events and grants that the programme offers, complete an expression of interest form or give us a call.

Finance for Growth, ICT for Growth and the Business Growth Scheme are supported by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme. These schemes are delivered by Humber Business Growth Hub and Hull City Council, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and e-factor Group Ltd.