Broadband voucher scheme for Mid Sussex
Funding to increase your broadband speed
Our Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme provides up to £3,000 (excluding VAT) to help small businesses, charities and voluntary organisations in Burgess Hill get faster broadband connections. If you're a landlord or tenant sharing a commercial building you can also pool your vouchers together to pay for a new shared connection with a very high bandwidth. Our scheme uses Super Connected Cities funding from the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). Burgess Hill businesses are eligible through the District Council’s role as a partner in the Greater Brighton City Deal. The District Council is hoping to get agreement to extend the scheme to cover Haywards Heath and East Grinstead businesses too.
What can an improved internet connection do for your business?
- Improve business efficiency, enable efficient communication and help your staff work more flexibly, saving time and money.
- Save on the need for servers by enabling your business to use cloud storage.
- Increase reliability and ensure confidence in your communications with suppliers and customers.
- Improve your capability to work in partnership and compete for larger projects and contracts.
- Grow your business in new directions and be more competitive in local and international markets.
Find out how a connection voucher helped We Are Tilt in Brighton.
Apply for a Connection Voucher
Find out if you are eligible for the Connection Voucher Scheme
- Go to the eligibility checker on the superconnected cities website
Our Connection Voucher Scheme is open to all Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with premises in Burgess Hill. You could be a limited company, a sole trader or any other form of business. Charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) are eligible too.
There are conditions to the scheme. The voucher does not cover ongoing line rental or VAT on connection costs. Your new connection must be in place for a minimum of six months. Your new connection must be a significant improvement on the one you already have.
Read the full guidance and terms and conditions (PDF 358KB) to find out more.
Get a quote from a registered supplier
With your application, you will need to include a quote from a registered supplier.
Find out more about different types of broadband services on the superconnected cities broadband guide
A full list of the registered suppliers operating in Burgess Hill can be found on the national connection vouchers website.
Send in your application
Brighton and Hove City Council is administering the scheme locally as part of the City Deal. You can download and complete the application form from the City Council’s website:
What happens next?
We'll process your application and, if you meet all the eligibility criteria, we will then issue you with a voucher. We aim to give you an answer within 10 working days. Once you have a voucher you have 28 days to sign a contract with your preferred supplier.
Once your new connection is in place, you will need to pay any costs on the supplier’s invoice that are not covered by the voucher (for example VAT or costs above the voucher value). Then submit the supplier's invoice to the council along with the claim form to claim the voucher value.
Mid Sussex District Council’s Business Liaison Officer, Gordon Reay, can provide additional support in making your application. Gordon can be contacted on 01444 477068 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find out more about the national Connection Vouchers scheme, which is funded and run by the Department for Culture Media and Sport, at www.connectionvouchers.co.uk.