£2.24m High Growth Innovation Fund Launches

The High Growth Innovation Fund is now open for Expressions of Interest 

Funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the European Regional Development Fund, grants of between £25,000 and £75,000 will be available to high growth businesses, and those with the potential to be high growth.

The Fund, which will be delivered by Growth Platform – Liverpool City Region Growth Company, is open to projects from any sector, speciality or technology (except those specifically excluded in the eligibility criteria).  Applicants must have 50% match funding and must not use the funding to pay existing salaries.  Applicants should aim to demonstrate impact within six months of receiving a grant.

Proposals must also align to at least one of the City Region’s six strategic priority areas (as outlined in its draft Local Industrial Strategy), namely: Open Health Innovation; Sustainable Industrial Future; Global Cultural Capital; Zero Carbon Economy; Tech for Good; and Digitalisation.

We understand it is time consuming to fill in the full application form therefore we have included an expression of interest stage in this competition, so you do not have to complete a full application form unless we have confirmed your eligibility.