The LCR Cares Fund has reached another milestone, with more than half a million pounds having been directly awarded to local community organisations to date.
Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram will today (Thursday 16 April) announce plans to redirect £15m from existing Combined Authority projects to support businesses and the community and voluntary sector through the Coronavirus crisis.
Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, has today (Wednesday, 15 April, 2020) announced that £400k of funding is being made available to provide immediate support to the city region’s vital Music, Film and TV industries.
The first 17 recipients of grants from LCR Cares totalling £75,000 have been revealed, as the fund nears the half a million pound mark.
Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has launched an urgent call for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for frontline key workers supporting the region’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority are working closely with local authorities, Trade Unions, Jobcentre Plus, and the government to support people whose jobs or income has been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
The move is intended to provide stability and help to protect the sector during the current uncertainty created by the Coronavirus crisis.
A survey by Growth Platform, the City Region’s Growth Company, reveals the risks to city region businesses, as well as the priority support needed during the coronavirus outbreak.
Around 200 socially trading organisations across the Liverpool City Region are set to benefit from tailored business support, as the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Power to Change have fast-tracked plans due to launch in the autumn.
Mersey Tunnel Tolls have been suspended to help essential frontline key workers and the Government has been asked to agree to remove tolls from Mersey Gateway.