Current Funding Schemes

Membership of the Employer’s Network

The (Merseytravel) Employers’ Network

The Employers' Network gives your organisation access to bespoke consultancy support to enable you to give your staff and visitors choice about how they travel to work, alleviating car parking pressures and giving your organisation the best advice in order to maximise your productivity where staff travel and transport is concerned.

Signing up to the Employers' Network gives your organisation free support and resources to increase your profitability.

By joining the network you will be able to apply for a sustainable transport grant (subject to terms and conditions). You will be invited to 2 forums a year where you can network and share best practice with other local employers. You will also receive free resources to help incentivise your staff and promotional materials for staff and visitors alike.

To sign up to the Network please contact the Chamber’s Sustainable Business Advisor.

STEP Revenue Funding

The deadline for applications for the next round of revenue funding is 11 March 2016 with a decision expected on 29th March 2016.

Key elements of the scheme are:

  • Grant is to support employees to travel more sustainably and can cover things like pool bikes, trial travel passes etc
  • The amount of funding available will depend on the number of employees you have: less than 10 employees – eligible for funding up to £500; 10 to 100 employees – eligible for funding up to £1000; over 100 employees – eligible for funding up to £2500
  • Businesses must be based in a Growth Fund Area in the Liverpool City Region – see map in guidance
  • Your organisation must be a member of the Employers’ Network – see above
  • Liverpool and Sefton Chambers happy to help businesses based in Liverpool or Sefton through the form filling process and signpost to other contacts who might be able to help if they are based in Wirral, Knowsley or St Helens


Please see the guidance and application form for more details. If you are interested in applying for funding please contact the Chamber’s Sustainable Business Advisor.