West Midlands and Liverpool City Region Programme Overview, downloads and points of contact for the AMSCI West Midlands and Liverpool City Region Programme (WMLCR)


The primary purpose of the West Midlands and Liverpool City Region Programme is to help support the development of productive capacity in the automotive and aerospace supply chains in the four LEP areas of Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Greater Birmingham and Solihull and Liverpool City Region. The fund will adopt a flexible approach to funding (loans and grants) focusing on the provision of funding towards the purchase of capital equipment and funding working capital requirements as well as funding the complementary requirement of R&D and skills development. It is designed to promote closer collaboration within the supply chain and to address market failures. In practical terms, funding will be available to support the projects in the following areas, subject to the normal State Aid rules;

  • the purchase of capital equipment including the provision of working capital;
  • R&D activity which improves manufacturing equipment, systems or processes; and
  • specific training and skills development to support the project.


WMLCR Application Deadline Dates


Board Dates                                     Last date for applications received by noon

26th January 2017                               5th January 2017

23rd February 2017                             2nd February 2017

23rd March 2017                                  2nd March 2017

27th April 2017                                     6th April 2017

26th May 2017                                       5th  May 2017

29th June 2017                                      8th June 2017

Form Downloads


Guidance notes, Expression of Interest and Application forms are available in PDF format below















Coventry and Warwickshire LEP


Parmy Singh


Tel: 02476 831 368


Liverpool City Region LEP


Simon Reid


Tel - 0151 237 3903


Black Country LEP


Andrew Stott


Tel: 01384 471130




Jack Glonek


Tel: 0121 464 5518