The Liverpool City Region New Markets 2 Programme is receiving up to £14,618,107 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department of Levelling up Housing and Communities (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
Supporting business growth in Liverpool City Region
The New Markets 2 ERDF programme offers a portfolio of business support services to Liverpool City Region SMEs, who have an ambition to grow their business. These support services are provided by a range of delivery partners. Services include commercial consultancy grants, export related grants and leadership development support. Each delivery partner offers a bespoke support service to help with your business growth needs.
Please be aware SMEs may only be able to access support from one partner.
We would advise you to carefully consider each offer before proceeding with an application.
The New Markets 2 delivery partners are:
- Growth Platform – 35% grant to the cost of commercial advice
- Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce – grant funding for businesses planning overseas business trips to trade shows
- St Helen’s Chamber – 35% grant of the cost of specialist services (St Helen’s businesses only)
- University of Liverpool – Growth Catalyst – leadership programme