The new Trading On Grant has been announced by the Liverpool City Region to support SMEs affected by Covid-19.

Each local borough is running its own application and approval process. This message details the process for businesses based in the City of Liverpool [not Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Halton or St Helens who have their own process and criteria].

The City of Liverpool ‘Trading On’ grant scheme is a £2.5m fund and will be open to businesses with between 10 and 249 employees. The criteria is focused upon supporting those businesses most impacted by Covid-19 restrictions and all parties agree this will likely be businesses operating in the Visitor Economy.

Liverpool Chamber, Bid Company, Marketing Liverpool, Liverpool Hospitality and Liverpool Council wish to inform businesses that the latest ARG grants will be open for application from Monday 25th October to Friday 12th November.

Grants will be available between £5k and £50k and it is anticipated that payment of successful applications will be made in January.

The detailed guidance is now available from Liverpool City Council with applications open from Monday 25th October.