Economy projects

Find details of the economy projects that we are responsible for delivering to improve the lives of those living in West Yorkshire.

Explore our live economy projects

  1. Growing business

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority enables businesses in West Yorkshire to grow, creating jobs for local people, encouraging businesses to locate here and helping our economy to thrive.

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  2. Skilled people, better jobs

    We live in a global economy in which we have to compete with others for jobs in a rapidly changing world. We recognise that there is a skills gap in our region and we want to address that gap and provide people with the tools to improve their employability, access jobs and realise their potential.

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  3. Clean energy and Environmental Resilience

    To ensure long term economic resilience and success, West Yorkshire needs to plan for and manage future climate change impacts. Green Infrastructure can assist with this and help to attract and retain investment, skilled people and tourism.

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  4. Infrastructure for growth

    The first funding package from central Government to Leeds City Region LEP in 2014 was £35 million from the Growing Places Fund. The LEP approved investment for 15 projects across the lifetime of the programme, which has now closed.

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  5. Enterprise zones

    The Enterprise Zones programme consists of 10 sites across West Yorkshire. With a contribution of £45million Growth Deal funding, the sites are able to be built on to provide high standard premises for expanding businesses or businesses new to the West Yorkshire.

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  6. Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband

    The Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband programme concluded in June 2023 and was delivered over the course of three contracts to ensure increased access to reliable broadband. This has provided ‘superfast’ speeds for thousands of homes and businesses across our region.

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  7. Getting Building Fund

    In September 2020, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority was allocated £52.6 million from the Governments Getting Building Fund investment programme to accelerate local, shovel-ready infrastructure projects to stimulate jobs and support economic recovery across the Leeds City Region.

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  8. Solar PV Residential Collective Buying Scheme

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority will utilise a collective buying scheme to enable £5 million of leveraged private sector investment, providing residents across West Yorkshire with a reduction in the cost of Solar PV & Battery Storage installations, resulting in reduced carbon emissions, energy use and fuel bills.

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  9. Solar PV and Battery Storage - West Yorkshire Housing Partnership

    As a result of funding through five Registered Providers and an additional £5m investment from the Combined Authority, West Yorkshire social housing tenants will benefit from reduced energy costs through solar PV & battery storage installations, alleviating the impact of fuel bills and reducing carbon emissions.

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  10. Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF)

    The Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF) forms part of the 2019 Government Manifesto, committing £3.8bn over a 10-year period to improve the energy performance of social rented homes. SHDF aims to deliver warm, energy-efficient homes, reduce carbon emissions and fuel bills, tackle fuel poverty, and support green jobs.

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