Are you an established business looking to expand and grow?

Businesses located within Liverpool City Region, which includes Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral, could benefit from Merseyside Jobs and Growth Funding.

How to apply

The programme is managed by St Helens Chamber.

If your business employs less than 250 people and is planning a capital expenditure project which will lead to the creation of jobs please complete the Expression of Interest form and email Geoff Bates who is the Programme Manager at St Helens Chamber (

Once your completed EoI form has been evaluated you will be contacted by Geoff or one of his team who will talk through your plans and how to put your grant application together.  The application pack will then be emailed to you for completion.

Whilst a certain amount of information is required to asses each case, we recognise the demands on your time and have worked hard to keep the application form and process itself as simple and straightforward as possible. 

Grant applications will consider the following factors:

  • Location
  • No prior start.  Funding is only available for projects that have not yet started.
  • Business Sector (funding is not available to certain sectors including: agriculture, coal, steel, defence, automotive production, ship building, establishments providing school age eduction, retail businesses, charitable organisations, social enterprises or not for profit businesses)
  • The need for grant support
  • Eligibility of the project for grant support (nature of the proposed expenditure)
  • Job creation
  • Business performance
  • Project deliverability
  • Project costs and funding


For more information on this grant fund contact Geoff Bates, Regional Growth Fund Programme Manager at St Helens Chamber on 01744 742087 or email

The grant pot is being allocated quickly! To see examples of how businesses have benefited from RGF Jobs and Growth funding in the past click here.

For more information contact Geoff Bates or Karen Tate at St Helens Chamber on 01744 742087 / 01744 742043 or email

This project is delivered in conjunction with:



  • "Being a member of the Halton Chamber of Commerce has certainly been an asset to our company..."