Funding available to support Liverpool City Region Businesses to participate in IFB 2014

Liverpool City Region businesses can apply now for a 50% reimbursement of the cost of attending events at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.

This is a unique opportunity that will enable you to attend specialist business events at the International Festival for Business (IFB) taking place during June and July 2014.

This support is available to 1000 businesses from the Liverpool City Region and is funded through the ERDF markets programme. Funding is available for eligible SMEs in the Liverpool City Region subject to state aid rules.

Local Businesses can claim up to 50% of the cost of attendance (to a maximum of £100) towards the cost of attending an event during the IFB.

Nearly all chargeable Business focused IFB events are included. View the complete IFB Calendar of events:  International Festival for Business Events Checker

View a list of Eligible Events to date here.

The re-imbursement offer is for those events that have an associated cost and are not funded by ERDF, for example: Accelerate on 20th June is not eligible as this is already funded.

Please contact if you need further information about the eligibility of an event.

To claim the ERDF funding for the cost to attend IFB events, please download the IFB Event Claim form, complete, scan, attach supporting documents and email to:  

You will need to provide a certified receipt and certified proof of payment to claim up to 50% (£100 maximum) re-imbursement from Liverpool Vision.

All delegates attending IFB 2014 are invited to register for FREE membership of the IFB Business Club. As a member of the club you gain access to a wide range of high-value facilities and services available for FREE at the IFB Hub during the Festival.

Please note: Original ERDF documentation relating to the project and its implementation and financing are retained until 3 years after the closure of the Programme, currently estimated to be at least 31st December 2025

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