New Markets 2

35% funding available towards business support

If you run a business based in Liverpool City Region with plans to grow you may be able to access funding from the New Markets 2 Programme.

If your business employs fewer than 250 employees and has a turnover less than €50m then you could be eligible to receive a 35% contribution* to the cost of commercial advice to support your growth. An average minimum spend of £3000 and maximum spend of £10,000 is expected.

What support is available?

Subject to your eligibility, you can receive a 35% contribution* to the cost of commercial advice in a broad range of disciplines that can enable your business to grow including (but not limited to):

• Financial Advice – Investment readiness, Business Planning, Corporate Finance etc
• Applied R&D
• Legal Advice – Employment, Contracts, IP, etc
• Product/Service Development & Diversification
• Sales & Marketing
• Developing Quality Management Systems
• Supply Chain Development
• Interim Sales and Finance Management
• Export Development

How it works?

If you want support to grow your business, simply contact Janice Mears, LEP Commercial Broker at

We’ll need to establish a few facts about your business and our Commercial Brokers are on hand to guide you through the application process.

For further details, visit our new business advice finding service through the Local Growth Hub –

Funding that helps

We’ve already funded over 200 projects. With our help, you could see your business grow.

“We’re very pleased with the support and are already seeing the benefits of it come through.”

“A thoroughly good programme and experience using it.”

“The support received from the team was brilliant.”

“I think the programme is really positive and has an important role in the continuing growth and vibrancy of the Liverpool City Region.”

*please note 35% contribution is claimed back after successful completion of agreed programme of support

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