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The Local Growth Hub service is funded by The Department for Business and Trade (DBT).

Let’s start your business growth journey together

If you’re looking for support and advice to help you grow your business in Liverpool City Region, the Local Growth Hub provides a single point of access to a wide range of local and national support and funding.

Here you can find information on programmes, funding and services for start-up and early-stage businesses, as well as high growth established businesses.

I want

to see available funding and programmes

Here you can find a wealth of information on funding and support available for businesses in the Liverpool City Region including: business mentoring services, support on developing new products and to help up-skill your team.

I'm a

high growth business looking for support

LCR High Growth Business Support is designed to support businesses in Liverpool City Region demonstrating high growth potential to innovate, adapt, and grow.

I want

to access external funding for my business

The LCR Finance Hub is a free gateway for SMEs wishing to access external funding, with the aim of making the whole process less confusing.

Resources for your business

EU Exit Transition Support Hub

Exporting for Business

Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company is here to help businesses in the region to start, grow and sustain. Export is a key component in many businesses’ growth journey which we is why we have gathered these resources to assist you.

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Start Up Support

Starting a business can be an exciting time, but getting the right guidance and support along your journey can make the difference when it comes to start up success.

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Supply Chain/ Procurement Support

High value supply chains have the potential to strengthen businesses and communities. This toolkit aims to equip you with the necessary knowledge and resources to optimize your bidding processes and increase your chances of success.

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Liverpool City Region Net Zero Hub

Net Zero Hub

Growth Platform are committed to supporting businesses within Liverpool City Region to adapt business processes and ways of working to protect the future of our planet and bring around opportunities to grow, in a greener and more efficient way.

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Good Mental Health in the Workplace

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram is working with Growth Platform and other partners to encourage everyone in the City Region to recognise that mental health at work is a big issue, and that we all need to do more to address it. We have gathered some resources to help with this, and links to further information.

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Give an Hour

The Give an Hour campaign invites you to make a difference to young people across Liverpool City Region by giving an hour of your time. By signing up, you will regularly receive a calendar of school and college events detailing the support they would like, where and when.

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Programmes and Funding for your business

Here you can access a range of programmes, funding and services to support your business growth:

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Flexible Growth Fund

The £20m Flexible Growth Fund is designed to enable new economic growth in the Liverpool City Region by removing barriers to investment for ambitious businesses.

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Gather LCR


Business scale-up programme for digital, creative, tech and tech enabled businesses in Liverpool City Region

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River Capital EIS AI Fund (fund:AI)

fund:AI is the North’s first dedicated AI, Machine Learning and Data Science Fund.

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