Monday, July 4, 2011

Stepclever Capital Grant Opportunity for Linacre


The Liverpool and Sefton Stepclever programme is now in its final year of delivery. The programme has invested over £25million in enhancing the entrepreneurial culture and business capacity within the six Stepclever wards of Anfield, County, Derby, Everton, Kirkdale and Linacre and is now seeking to invest a further £1.1million capital grant to leave a lasting legacy for the area.
The Stepclever Board is therefore seeking proposals for up to £1.1million Capital grant funding which will:

•Create a sustainable capital development that will add significant value to the business offer in the Stepclever area


•Develops an income stream that can be used to continue the provision of business support services in the Stepclever area beyond 2012.

The successful scheme or schemes chosen for support will be those that offer the most overall economic impact and are the most sustainable. Preference will also be given to those schemes that utilise Stepclever resource to attract additional investment/match funding into the Stepclever area.

Stepclever is not seeking to invest in speculative capital development that has no identified end user. Also any physical development or redevelopment scheme must be developed within the boundary of the six Stepclever wards.

Stepclever welcomes applications from all sectors of the community including public, private and voluntary sector applications.

All proposals will be required to demonstrate how they comply with relevant State Aid criteria.

Organisations interested in applying for the grant should send a clear business plan for their proposal which clearly outlines:

•A clear description of the project
•An outline of the benefits the project will provide and when it will provide these (for example jobs created, businesses created, amount of private sector investment generated)
•A clear explanation of how the capital investment will be utilised including a timescale for investment
•A copy of relevant plans and designs for any capital build or refurbishment proposals
•A clear statement on any relevant Planning permission or land ownership issues related to the scheme
•A clear proposal for how any asset or assets created will be maintained over their lifespan
•A clear and robust cashflow covering the life of the proposal

The successful applicant(s) will also be subject to a process of due diligence before the final award of grant is made by the City Council.

Proposals should be sent electronically to: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 5.00pm on Friday 22nd July 2011. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

If anyone needs assistance with this information in a language other than English, please phone 0151 233 5582 to let us know and we will arrange for someone to provide help.

This information is also available in other formats on request. Please contact a member of the Programmes Team on 0151 233 5582

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