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SFSY Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme

SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme

The SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme offers Vouchers to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take-up faster digital connectivity and to further support SMEs to introduce transformational innovations to the business that can improve business performance through faster digital connections.

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Connection Voucher

Actual connection costs between £1000 and £5000 (Voucher values would be between £500 and £2500) excluding VAT.

Innovation Voucher

Actual innovation costs between £5000 and £24999 (Voucher values would be between £2500 and £12499.50) excluding VAT.

Voucher Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria are available in the Quick Guide, and full eligibility criteria are contained in the Guidance for Applicants.

Voucher applications will assessed against the eligibility criteria and also on the suitability of the proposed solution, based on the applicant's current situation.

Eligibility Criteria: Quick Guide

Guidance for Applicants: Connection Vouchers

Guidance for Applicants: Innovation Vouchers

The vouchers are available to SMEs whose trading address falls into the Sheffield City Region.

Sheffield City Region

Scheme Timescales

The SFSY Connection & Innovation Voucher Scheme is time limited. The scheme stages and key dates are shown below.

The SFSY Connection & Innovation Voucher Scheme reserves the right to close the Scheme before 21st December 2018 and make any necessary amendments to the timescales in line with the programme budgetary requirements.

Scheme Stage
Key Dates
 Scheme launch
 6th February 2017
 Deadline for applications
 4th August 2018
 Contract with suppliers inplace at latest
 22nd September 2018
 Claims must be made by
 16th February 2018
 Scheme closes
 21st December 2018
 Claims completed/scheme close down
 29th March 2019

Application process

The application form is available for completion online, see below. Please note that applications need to be completed in one session as part-completed applications cannot be saved.

We strongly advise you to read the following documents and have the required information ready to hand before you start your application.

You will also need to be able to print the last page of your application, this is the declaration section which you will need to complete, sign and post to us, along with the supporting documents below.

Supporting documents for application submission

  • Application declaration section
  • Quotation Scoring Matrix
  • Three fully itemised quotes from suppliers – If you are unable to provide three quotations you will need to tell us why this is the case on the application form
  • De Minimis Declaration (Please complete even if you have not previously received EU funding)
  • Written approval from landlord (if applicable)
  • Screenshot of current upload/download speeds

Please note: Vouchers cannot be issued retrospectively. Any costs incurred prior the issuing of a voucher are the responsibility of the SME.

Application Forms: Apply here

Voucher Claim Process

When you are ready to submit your voucher claim form, print, complete and sign and post the following to us:

Please keep copies of your documents, SFSY do not accept responsibility for losses in the post.

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The SFSY Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme is supported by the Sheffield City Region European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), part of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) portfolio 2015 to 2020.