LCR LEP gains extra Government cash

LIVERPOOL City Region’s new Local Enterprise Partnership (LCRLEP) has gained an extra £6.3m from the Growing Places Fund on top of the £12.9m it has already been allocated.

The fund will will it to grant loans for infrastructure to get stalled investment schemes off the ground.

LCRLEP chairman Robert Hough said: “We welcome this additional support from Government. The LEP has already approved a number of projects that will benefit from the Growing Places Fund – this additional money means more stalled projects can be kick-started which will help generate jobs and homes in the city region.”