Funding

The SIF (Single Investment Fund) is the key funding tool for the Liverpool City Region, and will address the City Region’s strategic priorities.  Just over £458 million is being invested in the City Region through to March 2021 as part of the City Region’s Devolution Agreement with the Government: this is made up from a number of sources including Local Growth Fund and the funding secured through the devolution agreement.

UPDATE OCTOBER 2017: New Commission – Enhancement of the Key Route Network

The LCR Combined Authority agreed on 20 October 2017 to make funding available from its ‘Local Growth Fund 3’ award to enable the City Region to improve the Key Route Network – click HERE to visit the documents section of the site where the "Invitation to apply for Single Investment Funding to support enhancement of Key Route Network" is available for download.

The deadline for submissions is 12.00 noon on Friday 15 December 2017.   Bids should be submitted to sif@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

Further background information is available here

A ‘funding call’ was announced in September 2016 and closed in December 2016.  There are no open calls for funding at the moment.

Scheme Name  Applicant Description  Approved Funding Support  
Step (Years 3&6) - Growth Zone 7 - Coastal Towns Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR In the Coastal Towns Investment Zone, the STEP schemes will support our investment in the LCR’s visitor economy by improving access to Southport’s seafront. By improving connectivity to the coastal cycle link from the east of the town, links can be made from new developments and to local amenities, benefiting both the local population and visitors. £380,000
Step (Years 3&6) - Growth Zone 6 - Eastern Investment Area Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR In the Eastern Investment Zone STEP will broaden travel horizons by increasing access to town centres, industrial areas and train stations. STEP schemes will help to attract residents of Huyton, Prescot and St. Helens to consider active travel modes, in particular by addressing the severance caused by the M57, by creating and improving facilities for pedestrians and cyclists alike. Investment in the Eastern Investment Zone will act as a key link into the Liverpool City Growth Zone, recognising that the City Centre has the growth potential to support people in the east of the LCR. By enhancing connectivity in and around St Helens, Newton le Willows and Haydock the intention is to encourage more sustainable journeys to work and multi-modal journeys into the Liverpool City and Mersey Waterfront Growth Zones. Connecting STEP schemes to the existing network will be key to broadening travel horizons. Furthermore, by improving links between areas of employment and housing we will support sustainable access to opportunity £7,900,000
Step (Years 3&6) - Growth Zone 5 - A41 Coridor Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR In the A41 Corridor Zone STEP will provide sustainable access to support low carbon travel and improve the attractiveness of the visitor offer through improvements to the active travel network. STEP schemes will reduce the physical barrier that the A41 creates by improving east-west movement to enhance opportunity for residents, industry and the wider business sector. By improving connectivity from local population groups our investments will encourage more sustainable journeys to work to destinations such as the Wirral International Business Park. STEP will aim to reduce carbon emissions along this corridor thus improving the attractiveness of the visitor offer at Port Sunlight, as well as access to training facilities such as Liverpool John Moores University. Improved accessibility along the A41 corridor will also support the Mersey Waterfront Growth Zone and access for people to Wirral and Liverpool Waters. £3,002,000
Step (Years 3&6) - Growth Zone 4 - Mersey Gateway Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR In the Mersey Gateway Zone, STEP will support improvements to the sustainable transport network by providing enhanced opportunities to access public transport and active travel facilities. Approximately 11km of newly constructed cycle infrastructure will encourage active travel to key employment sites and provide attractive alternatives to the private car. Improvements to the Park and Ride facilities in Runcorn will further facilitate access to employment in the area. £2,800,000
Step (Years 3&6) - Growth Zone 3 - Port / Hinterlands Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR In the Port and Hinterland Zone, STEP will support the business sector, freight traffic and commuters through enhanced connectivity and improved journey times. By improvements to links to the Port of Liverpool, the intention will be to encourage more sustainable journeys to work. Junction improvements will also have direct journey time savings on the network and this will support freight movement from the LCR to other growth areas locally and internationally. This will also facilitate growth and access to Atlantic Park, the Port of Liverpool, Liverpool Waters and Liverpool City Centre from north Sefton.  £4,600,000
Step (Years 3&6) - Growth Zone 2 - Mersey waterfront Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR In the Mersey Waterfront Growth Zone STEP will facilitate sustainable access to employment by enhancing connectivity at key Wirral and Liverpool Waters destinations. The STEP schemes will improve accessibility between the Mersey Waterfront Growth Zone and key visitor attractions and employment opportunities, such as Liverpool One. The public realm improvements in the Ropewalks will provide an attractive and safe space to support the growing night time economy. Whilst the Baltic Triangle benefits from increased connectivity to both the City Centre and the Knowledge Quarter acting as a portal for skills and growth. In addition to this, improvements to walking and cycling links will support sustainable access to opportunity at key Wirral Waters destinations. £980,000
Step (Years 3&6) - Growth Zone 1 - Liverpool City Centre Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR In the Liverpool City Growth Zone STEP will support sustainable access to the City Centre and employment zones, whilst encouraging the use of active transport modes. The improvements will also support the ongoing regeneration in Toxteth, allowing for safer access to the centre of Liverpool. £8,100,000
Alstom North West Technology Centre Alstom Transport UK New facility that will provide a train maintenance and technology training accademy creating several hundred high quality jobs and  £5,000,000
Maghull North Station Merseytravel (supported by Sefton MBC) This new railway station, which will be in addition to the existing station at Maghull, will assist the growth of the local community by providing a sustainable means of transport within the City Region and beyond.  £10,700,000
A570 Linkway St. Helens MBC The A570 Linkway improvements scheme aims to capacity, reduce congestion and address safety issues along the linkway through junction improvements to the Sherdley Roundabout and Sutton Hall Roundabout and provide safety enhancements to School Lane Crossing. £4,950,000
M58 Junction 1 Sefton MBC The M58 Junction 1  improvement scheme seeks to improve traffic conditions by improving access to the strategic road network, reducing congestion and improving reliability of travel time.  £5,500,000
Halton Curve Merseytravel The introduction of the Halton Curve is to provide direct rail services between North Wales/Chester and Liverpool. The scheme has been identified by Liverpool City Region in conjunction with the Welsh Government as one of the key projects within the region which is required to help revitalise the local and regional economy. £16,070,000
North Liverpool Key Corridors (A565) Liverpool City Council (supported by Sefton MBC) The North Liverpool Corridor A656 improvement scheme is a package of measures aimed at facilitating proposed development and unlocking aspirational development in the north Liverpool area along the A656. At the same time the scheme seeks to address the causes of vehicle based congestion along the A565 corridor and improve east-west linkages for non-motorised users reducing the existing severance caused by the A565 to allow better access to the proposed regeneration and development areas. £13,300,000
Silver Jubilee Bridge Complex (Years 1-3) Halton BC The proposed scheme includes a programme of maintenance works on the Silver Jubilee Bridge and its approach viaducts. The improvements will be made over a three year period from April 2016 through to March 2019 and will ensure that this critical regional infrastructure can continue to support growth in the Liverpool City Region. £3,640,000
Windle Island St. Helens MBC The Windle Island improvements scheme seeks to address current severe congestion, safety and network resilience issue. The junction is a significant link in the Liverpool City Region road network given its central location and proximity to the M57, M58, M6 and M62 motorways. £3,850,000
Package of Low Carbon improvements to College Estate City of Liverpool College Investment in energy measures to enable smarter energy management . Energy monitoring and performance software and sub-meters to enable investment decision making. LED lighting to improve both visual amenity, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.   Improved building services including air handling systems and energy performance displays. £305,320
Package of Low Carbon improvements to College Estate Hugh Baird College  Investment in energy measures to enable smarter energy management . Energy monitoring and performance software and sub-meters to enable investment decision making. LED lighting to improve both visual amenity, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.  Improved building services including new boilers £202,450
Package of Low Carbon improvements to College Estate Knowsley Community College Investment in energy measures to enable smarter energy management . Energy monitoring and performance software and sub-meters to enable investment decision making. LED lighting to improve both visual amenity, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. £213,540
Package of Low Carbon improvements to College Estate Riverside College  Investment in energy measures to enable smarter energy management .LED lighting to improve both visual amenity, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.  Improved building services including new boilers and pipe insulation. £168,260
Package of Low Carbon improvements to College Estate Southport College  Investment in energy measures to enable smarter energy management . Energy monitoring and performance software and sub-meters to enable investment decision making. LED lighting to improve both visual amenity, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.  Improved building services including better zoning of heating and BMS controls. £172,070
Package of Low Carbon improvements to College Estate St Helens College  Investment in energy measures to enable smarter energy management . Energy monitoring and performance software and sub-meters to enable investment decision making. LED lighting to improve both visual amenity, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.  Improved building services including zoning of sports hall and lagging of heat pipes. £268,760
Package of Low Carbon improvements to College Estate Wirral Metropolitan College Investment in energy measures to enable smarter energy management . Energy monitoring and performance software and sub-meters to enable investment decision making. LED lighting to improve both visual amenity, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.  Improved building services including uplift to specification as part of fit out of new STEM centre. £169,600
Academy Restaurant equipment upgrade (Visitor Economy)         City of Liverpool College A variety of equipment to upgrade the Academy Restaurant.  £55,871
TV & Radio Studio    St Helens College Digital and creative recording equipment £31,982
Visitor Economy Equipment Upgrade   Wirral Metropolitan College Kitchen hobs, ovens and grills £31,176
Advanced Manufacturing simulator hardware & offline Proframme suites   Maritime & Engineering College North West  Welding simulator and other equipment linked to their successful Strand 1 EOI application £56,770
Enterprising Futures   Women's Technology Training Limited (Blackburne House) Accessibility improvements £452,281
Maintenance Repair / Replacement to elements of the College estate and equipment     City of Liverpool College Package of improvements to College Estate £334,856
Improve Facilities at Balliol Centre and Pembroke Centre Hugh Baird College Package of improvements to College Estate £232,404
Package of improvements to College Estate Knowsley Community College Package of improvements to College Estate £230,790
Refurbishment of Maths and English Accommodation and Partial Roof Replacement    Riverside College Package of improvements to College Estate £246,214
TB Building Brick & Steelwork Southport College Remedial maintenance works to the brick and steelwork on the building housing gas, plumbing, electrical & engineering provision, a library and offices.  The project comprises the strip down of the south facing elevation brickwork, clean-up of the steel frame and a re-build of the elevation brickwork.  It will also be necessary to replace all windows and re-cast the window frames.  Without this work the building condition will become unsafe £90,750
Package of improvements to College Estate Southport College Package of improvements to College Estate £212,158
Package of improvements to College Estate St Helens College Package of improvements to College Estate £308,715
Maintenance Upgrade Wirral Metropolitan College Maintenance work to the existing campus sites in Birkenhead of 12 Quays and Conway Park. To comprise: • External steelwork protection • Heating and boiler system upgrade• CCTV replacement and new fencing • Classroom remodelling to accommodate 8+ additional learners per lesson (from 12 to 20+ learners) and increase numbers taught / efficiency • Other energy efficiency works (new LED lighting and enhanced roof insulation) £290,643
Maintenance works on the Colleges Conway Park site, 12 Quays site, Oval site and Pyramids Prep 4 Life Centre.  Wirral Metropolitan College Package of improvements to College Estate £209,120
International Festival of Business 2016 Liverpool City Council IFB 2016 was an international event to promote trade and investment and was held at Liverpool’s exhibition centre. The purpose of the event was to support the Government’s aim to double annual UK exports by 2020 and demonstrate that the whole of the UK has much to offer in international markets. £5,000,000
STEM Innovation Centre Riverside College Mixed refurbishment / new build to deliver a STEM innovation centre at the colleges existing Cronton campus focusing on advanced manufacturing. £1,509,000
Refurbishment works of STEM centre City of Liverpool College Refurbishment of the existing Clarence Street campus located within the Liverpool City Region to provide STEM provision with a focus on the knowledge economy, SuperPort, Low Carbon and Health and Social Care. £3,011,696
Port Academy Liverpool  Hugh Baird College Port Academy: refurbishment of the Pembroke Centre in Bootle to create a one-stop-shop for SuperPort and related training including engineering, construction, business, law, ICT, science and advanced manufacturing. The College state this is their 1st priority application (with the Human Science and Engineering application being their 2nd priority). £1,980,136
SMART Logistics Academy     Knowsley Community College Submission by KCC as lead applicant, in partnership with St Helens College to create a SMART Logistics Centre. The project involves the refurbishment / reconfiguration of existing accommodation and would be co-located in Kirkby and St Helens £91,306
Refurbishment of Tony Leigh (TL) Building Phase 2  Southport College Refurbishment of Tony Leigh Building (Phase 2) which is part of the existing campus adjacent to Southport Town Centre.  The project will upgrade provision for the following curriculum areas: Engineering and Motor Vehicle, IT and Business Provision and Catering £407,000
SMART Logistics Academy   St Helens College Submission by KCC as lead applicant, in partnership with St Helens College to create a SMART Logistics Centre. The project involves the refurbishment / reconfiguration of existing accommodation and would be co-located in Kirkby and St Helens £577,434
Wirral STEM Centre Wirral Metropolitan College Refurbishment of part of the existing 12 Quays Campus in Birkenhead for use as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre.  The project aims to support a number of sectors including likely demand at Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone  £2,000,000
Building for 21st Century  Maritime & Engineering College North West  Refurbishment works to the site (in Birkenhead) inc. mezzanine installation and internal remodelling of the workshop area to provide new learning suites and a welding simulation area (linked to their successful Strand 3 equipment application). £243,000
Campus Re-development Phase 1 Myerscough College Creation of specialist new build facilities for equine and animal studies courses. £1,997,000
Low Carbon Training   North Liverpool Regeneration Company Supporting local people into jobs by creation of 8 workshop bays for External Wall Insulation training.  Plus general refurbishment works on site including a new mezzanine floor to deliver additional classroom facilities for Learners £218,833
STEP (Years 1 & 2) Merseytravel and Local Authorities in the LCR The Sustainable Transport Enhancements Package (STEP) is an integrated programme of investment in sustainable transport in the Liverpool City Region. The programme has been designed to support the economic growth of the region and maximise the benefits for residents, visitors and businesses. £13,800,000
Newton Le Willows Interchange Merseytravel (supported by St Helens MBC) The Newton le Willows Interchange scheme seeks to provide access improvements and public transport interchange improvements at the railway station in Newton le Willows.  The existing station building will be replaced with a new facility that will be more welcoming to passengers.  Bus interchange and car parking facilities will enable an integrated transport service that supports travel eastwards to Manchester and westwards to Liverpool and North Wales via Warrington and Chester. £14,400,000
A5300 Knowsley Expressway Knowsley MBC The A5300 Access to Opportunity scheme seeks to address current severe congestion and network resilience issues at the A5300/A562 junction.  Located at the southern end of the M57-A5300 Knowsley Expressway, the A5300/A526 junction is an important link in the Liverpool City Region (LCR) road network, providing critical movement between both north, south and east-west.  Forming part of the strategic freight route and a vital link in the routes to and from key employment and investment sites across the Liverpool City Region.                                            £4,000,000
Access to Knowsley Industrial Park Knowsley MBC Knowsley Industrial Park has been identified as a key driver and catalyst for the renaissance of the Liverpool City Region economy. The scheme proposes a package of enhancements focusing on six individual intervention areas across thePark. Intervention at each area addresses a specific issue identified, collectively providing a step change in the accessibility and connectivity of the Park and kick-starting its redevelopment into an attractive location to work and invest.                                            £5,600,000

In addition to the schemes listed above, there are a number of further schemes which have been approved by the Combined Authority, but which have yet to agree a contract.

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