To further help businesses, an advisory scheme to help small and medium sized firms to reduce their bills by being more energy efficient and sustainable will be extended later this year, with a further £10.6 million investment.
In addition to supporting businesses, the Mayor has also launched her Cost of Living Emergency Fund which will provide £3 million over the next 18 months to help the most vulnerable by addressing issues like food insecurity, fuel poverty and mental health.
The support will be delivered in partnership with local authorities through charities and voluntary organisations that are providing important services on the frontline, such as food banks, warm places and debt advice.
To help people in rented social housing, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority is doubling its investment in a retrofit project to improve energy efficiency targeting 1,700 additional households, on top of the 1,300 already benefitting. This will help those in social housing to reduce bills and help manage strained budgets.
Businesses can apply for support at www.weareumi.co.uk/energygrants.
For more information about other forms of cost of living support visit www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/helping-west-yorkshire/.