Welcome to our Programmes and Funding Page
There is a wide range of local and national support if you’re looking to start or grow a business in Liverpool City Region.
Here you will find business funding, support programmes and services that are available to help you on your business growth journey, whether you’re just starting out or have an established business.
Don’t know where to start? Our local business support teams can help you find tailored solutions and suitable support and funding available to you. Contact your local business support team.
Featured Programmes and Funding
Flexible Growth Fund
£20m fund designed to enable new economic growth in by removing barriers to investment for ambitious businesses.
Who's is for?
- businesses in Liverpool City Region undertaking an expansion project which will create or secure jobs
Business scale-up programme for digital, creative, tech and tech-enabled businesses in the Liverpool City Region.
Who's it for?
- Digital, Creative and tech businesses in Liverpool City Region
LCR Finance Hub
Liverpool City Region Finance Hub is a single access help point for SMEs trying to access external funding.
Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC)
The Productivity & Innovation Centre (PIC) at Edge Hill University delivers impact through an intensive fully-funded programme (Innovation Sprint) that helps established SMEs, with the vision and potential for growth, build a coherent business model strategy to scale-up.
Who's it for?
SMEs across Liverpool City Region who are ready to convert their scale-up potential into reality, by improving their business’ performance in four key areas: profitability, productivity, efficiency, and demand.
Further Programmes and Funding
Health & Life Science Fund
The LYVA Labs team is now actively delivering a pipeline of investment packages between £25,000 and £250,000 for innovators in the health and life sciences sector.
Who’s it for?
- Businesses based in (or willing to set up in) Liverpool City Region
- Businesses operating in the Health & Life Sciences Sector
- Ideally without existing equity investment