Help to Grow: Digital scheme

help to grow scheme

Being digital in your business means taking full advantage of technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help your enterprise be more productive, aid growth and manageability.

At Tree Shepherd we know that being tech savvy and having access to all the relevant technology that’s on offer is really important to businesses, no matter what their size – and the government has now recognised this. It has recently announced that it is expanding its Help to Grow: Digital scheme making it available to businesses with 1 or more employees.

Sandra our CEO welcomes this decision, and says, “Most of our clients want to adopt technology into their businesses but lack the money and resources to do so. Opening the scheme out to support businesses with one employee will really make a difference.”

We’re all too aware that to many of our clients the issue around going digital isn’t just about finances. Knowledge gaps when it comes to what’s best, most suitable or cost efficient can be a barrier as well.

Alongside funding, the scheme offers guidance to ensure that you get software that is most suitable and appropriate, helping your business to be more flexible, resilient and efficient.

Here’s a rundown of the scheme:

Qualifying businesses can receive a discount of up to 50% or £5,000 (excluding VAT) towards the cost of buying one approved software in the Help to Grow: Digital scheme.

A few examples of what’s covered in the scheme;

  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) packages
  • eCommerce software
  • digital accounting software

You can learn more about the different types of software covered, and what they can offer your business here.

The Help to Grow website also has comprehensive guidance to help you understand the various ways that software can be useful to you and your business. Through informative articles and real life case studies you can explore all the things that you need to consider when thinking about your software needs.


Your business may be eligible if it meets all of the necessary criteria as listed below.

  • Your business has between 1-249 employees
  • Your business is a registered UK company
  • Your business has been actively trading for over a year.
  • This is the first time that you are purchasing the software.

To find out more about eligibility click here

This scheme really offers a valuable tool for your business. It gives you access to the kinds of technology that are there to support growth and success in your enterprise – and with impartial and free advice too it really is a winner.

If you’re still unsure if the schemes for you, remember that Tree Shepherds here. Perhaps you might benefit from speaking to one of the Tree Shepherd mentors or coaches, or maybe attending one of our courses-all of which you can find out more about here.

Reach out to us on to chat about all that we have on offer to help you make your enterprise the success we know it can be.