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17/04/2020- Metro Mayor announces £15m Coronavirus business support

Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced plans to redirect £15m from existing Combined Authority projects to support businesses and the community and voluntary sector through the Coronavirus crisis.

This support will include:

  • £5m to support businesses to access national government funds and improve the survival rate of LCR businesses
  • Increased flexibility for local authorities to use the £6m Town Centres Fund to support local high streets
  • The launch of Sustain, a six-week programme of intensive support for 240 SMEs across all sectors
  • The launch today of Gather, a programme offering free online support to Liverpool City Region SMEs working in the digital, creative and tech sector
  • Mettle – an online business resilience programme, which will support 120 SMEs in the digital, creative and tech sector
  • £400,000 to support micro-businesses and SMEs in the cultural sector, as announced yesterday (15/04/20)

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(Source: Growth Platform)