Chesterfield Digital High Street
The Chesterfield Digital High Street project helps those reliant on bricks and mortar to transition into an online world by creating highly visible e-commerce websites equipped with the latest forms of payment, such as Apply Pay and Google Pay, and modern shopping concepts like ‘click and collect’.
Funded by Chesterfield Borough Council and delivered in partnership by East Midlands Chamber, it aims to support small outfits in sectors such as retail, hospitality and leisure, which have been hit hardest by lockdown restrictions, to become more resilient.
Resources, benefits and support
The support available to businesses via the programme includes access to a Digital High Street adviser with specific e-commerce and online skills, who will work intensively with at least 120 businesses to help them develop and maintain their new or existing digital presence.
They will also be able to attend dedicated webinars, delivered outside working hours, and use marketing resources for free.
Grants of £2,200 – covering 100% of costs – will also be awarded to 50 of these businesses to help them set up an e-commerce website that is search engine optimised, with the package also including web hosting provision for a year and access to ongoing digital training.
All participating businesses can also benefit from free East Midlands Chamber membership for a year.
Apply for the Chesterfield Digital High Street Project
Applications can now be made for the Chesterfield Digital High Street project on the East Midlands Chamber website.
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