Subsidise costs for new recruits with ILM Access to Work funding

26 Feb 2020

Business Startup


If your business is growing and its time to recruit, St Helens Chamber may have funding available to subsidise costs for a staff member’s first six months with a potential employer. Our support will take the hassle out of hiring someone new, leaving you to focus on training your staff and getting them settled in your business.
What is ILM funding?
ILM funding is available to support businesses with hiring unemployed people from the Liverpool City Region & Halton. The funding helps businesses invest in local communities by creating jobs for unemployed local residents, plus employers will have access to industry-led training courses delivered by St Helens Chamber to ensure new recruits are trained to the highest standards.
Who is eligible for funding?
To be eligible for funding, both the unemployed resident and business need to be based in the Liverpool City Region or Halton. The potential recruit must also be aged between 16-29.
What other support is available with the ILM Funding?
Businesses accessing the ILM funding will not only benefit from a subsidy for placement costs, St Helens Chamber will also deal with all related administration and payroll for the new recruit – leaving business owners to focus on finding and training the right person for the job.
If you’d like to find out more about funding for supporting unemployed people in the Liverpool City Region, contact Sean Cassin at