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The InvestSefton team are absolutely aware of the devastating impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on businesses in the borough. We are here to help your business. Please call us on 0151 934 3452 or email

COVID-19 Advice

This website will be updated regularly, as and when further information and guidance is released.

COVID-19 – Financial Support

More and more financial options are being made available to businesses struggling as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 - Useful Information & Guides

A range of online resources are being made available to businesses to help them during the COVID-19 crisis. We have compiled the best of them here.

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Covid-19 - Business Advice & Training

We have collated information and advice to help businesses get through the current crisis.

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Covid-19 - Reopening Businesses

As businesses are encouraged to start opening again, we have collated advice and guidance to help you as much as we can.

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COVID-19 - Upcoming Events

View upcoming events that we think will be of use to your business at this time, delivered by the Invest Sefton team or our partner organisations


Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

Sefton Council Business Rates Team will be issuing a letter to businesses in the borough who are potentially eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund and/or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund. You can see a copy of the letter here (opens in a new window). The letter clearly explains the next steps and the information that you must provide for the grant to be issued to your business. If you think you are eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, then click here to complete and submit the online form.

Email Updates

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COVID-19 - News

  • 26/07/2021- Peer Networks Programme

    Peer Networks is a free peer-to-peer support programme designed for Liverpool City Region-based SMEs. The programme includes 18 hours of interactive groups sessions which will be delivered by trained facilitators using action learning techniques. Each participating business can also access... More
  • 26/07/2021- Reminder for businesses to check water systems to prevent risk of legionella

    Public Health England are advising businesses to make sure they check their water supplies and water management processes due to an increased risk of Legionella bacteria being present as a result of water systems not being used whilst premises have... More
  • 23/07/2021- Access to Finance and Investment Readiness

    Liverpool Chamber are proud to be hosting a Masterclass on “Access to Finance and Investment Readiness” as part of our Business Growth Programme Masterclass series, in partnership the LCR Finance Hub and Merseyside Special Investment Fund.  Join them on Thursday... More
  • 20/07/2021- Future Farming Resilience Fund to open in August

    From August 2021, the Future Farming Resilience Fund will provide business support to farmers and land managers to help them understand the changes to farm funding. The support will be available, free of charge, until March 2022 and be provided... More
  • 20/07/2021- New Acas advice on hybrid working

    Acas has published new advice to help employers consider whether hybrid working could be an option for their workplace and how to introduce it fairly. Hybrid working is where staff split their time between working remotely and in their employer’s... More
  • 20/07/2021- Report exploring how business schools engage with SMEs

    The Small Business Charter has published a report exploring how business schools can increase engagement with small and medium-sized businesses. The report reveals that while small and medium-sized businesses made up 98% of the UK business population, the take-up of... More