Combined Authority secures £52.6 million to support shovel-ready projects

Funding will support response to COVID-19 pandemic

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has secured £52.6 million from Government funding made available to accelerate ‘shovel-ready’ projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further discussions will now be held with the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government to agree which of the projects contained in the Combined Authority’s comprehensive submission will be supported.

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Bradford Council, said:

“The project pipelines we have developed meant we were well-placed to respond quickly to the Government making this funding available and secure a significant share. This will help us towards our aim to recover from COVID-19 in a way that delivers a more inclusive society and levels up our economy.”