LEP welcomes Science Fund investment in Liverpool City Region

Posted 8th August 2018
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Liverpool City Region LEP Chair, Asif Hamid MBE has welcomed the announcement that the Eureka! Mersey and the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Halton have both received funding from the Inspiring Science Fund.

The Eureka! Mersey has received £3m to support a 21st century science and discovery centre for 0-14-year olds at the existing Spaceport attraction while the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Halton would receive £754,600 to help launch their Catalyst for a future generation project.

LEP Chair Asif Hamid MBE said: “This is great news not only for the Catalyst Centre and Eureka! themselves but for the City Region. The creation of centres of learning in science that are engaging, stimulating and fun for young people is fantastic, they are places that will not only inspire children locally, but also attract visitors from across the North West and beyond increasing visitor spend across the City Region. Importantly these centres will also raise children’s skills and help equip them for the jobs of the future.”

Asif added: “The LEP has been working closely with Eureka! and partners to bring this world class visitor attraction to the Seacombe Ferry Terminal and it is great to see the project receive this funding. This project is another example of how the LEP is working collaboratively with the local authorities and Combined Authority to stimulate regeneration in key locations that will greatly enhance our tourism offering.”

The £13m Inspiring Science Fund from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is designed to deliver science learning and engagement opportunities to young people across the country.

The full  announcement from Government can be read here