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£1million in grants available for Liverpool City Region businesses


As of June 2023, Liverpool City Region Growth Company will be able to provide new grants for Liverpool City Region businesses looking to grow.

Growth Platform was created to help people and businesses reach their potential. Their work aims to create a sustainable economy that supports the needs of the community by building on and strengthening the business landscape.

The company has now relaunched their successful  New Markets 2 ERDF programme, which will help the growth of small to medium-sized businesses (SME’s) with no more than 500 employees. Over 280 businesses in the Liverpool City Region have previously benefitted from the programme.

Growth Platform can provide businesses with a 35% grant towards advice & support. This covers consultancy or agency fees in a variety of fields,  including financial advice, HR support, legal advice, marketing, and sales.

Janice Mears, Head of Business Growth at Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company said:

“There really is a plethora of services you can get a grant towards … I would encourage any business to contact our commercial brokers and see how they can help … helping businesses to grow and thrive is at the heart of what we do at Growth Platform. SMEs make up a large part of our business community and their growth is essential for the future prosperity of our City Region.”

Tulway Engineering Ltd received a New Markets 2 grant for PR and Marketing support for their businesses.  On the support received Jennifer Tully, Senior HR Manager at Tulway, said:

“Growth Platform’s Commercial Broker, Lisa Ashby-Dowling, was a huge support, and her timely communication and assistance meant that we could access the support we required at the perfect time. The New Markets 2 ERDF grant contribution has led to an increase in work, and as a result have increased our headcount by around 20%, with the company still actively looking to recruit further.”

The programme is part-funded by the European Union.  Find out more information on Growth Platform’s website here

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