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Funding For Manufacturing Grants to Support Digital Transformation

Last Updated: September 4th, 20232 min read
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Looking to add a new digital system to improve your manufacturing and production operations? Are implementation costs getting in the way of your digital transformation strategy?

A new government initiative has been set up to support UK businesses with digital transformation projects, including funding of up to £20,000.

Digital transformation is a common buzzword these days, that’s because it really is an important factor for businesses moving forward. Digitisation in your business means:

  • Increased production and admin efficiency.
  • Improved data collection and insights.
  • Higher accuracy and lower risk of errors.
  • Better capability to deal with changing challenges.

A 2021 report¹ into the food and beverage industry backed this up, finding that “companies that are more advanced in their digital transformation journey generally outperform those that are less progressed.”

In short: “There is a clear advantage to the prudent adoption of technologies.”


The Made Smarter initiative was created to help businesses access and implement these digital technologies with support across leadership, adoption, innovation, and skills.

This includes up to 50% match funding for equipment and specialist advice on digital projects, up to a maximum of £20,000.

That means a business looking to implement a £40,000 project can do so for just half the cost.

Areas covered by Made Smarter include the North East, North West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber. Full terms and conditions can be found on the Made Smarter website here.


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