Any private sector or charitable body, or Registered Provider, may apply. Applications will need to align with LCRCA’s ambitions for the city region’s housing offer.
The fund will be used to help create jobs and support businesses as the region emerges from the pandemic.
The three-day event takes place across the city region from 7-9th July focusing on ethical, inclusive and purpose-driven business.
The Combined Authority has made available a vital £44 million lifeline to nearly 4000 businesses hit hard by the pandemic, through a range of grants.
The Mayor said that the next tranche of the Combined Authority’s devolved gainshare funding would “form the bedrock of our COVID recovery fund."
The intention of the Fund is “to support people and communities in need across the UK. It will invest in skills, communities, businesses, and by supporting people into employment.”
The new Local Business Support Grants, of between £3,750 and £13,500 per business, are aimed at businesses who have not yet accessed funding from the Liverpool City Region.
A further £2m fund, established by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to enable its six local authorities to contribute to the costs of taxi licences, has been announced.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has welcomed the report of the city region’s Town Centres Commission, which he established in January 2020.
A new £10m round of top-up grants will be made available for all 1500 businesses supported by the first two rounds of the Liverpool City Region’s emergency COVID-related support grants.