Friday, August 14, 2020

Gov awards £13.4m for ‘shovel ready’ infrastructure projects in the Humber

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to receive up to £13.4 million in funding to support “shovel ready” infrastructure projects in the region.

The funding – part of the Government’s ‘New Deal’ to help deliver jobs, skills and infrastructure for Britain – was confirmed by Regional Growth and Local Government Minister Simon Clarke MP in a letter to the LEP.

The Humber LEP previously submitted its “shovel ready” projects to government, which can start soon and be completed within the next 18 months.

The final list of successful projects will be announced next week, the LEP said.

The allocations are based on LEP population size and COVID-19 exposure and resilience, and form part of the Government’s £900 million ‘Getting Building Fund’ investing in local infrastructure projects to drive economic growth.

“We welcome this investment from the Government. We know infrastructure projects are key in driving growth forward in the Humber and are especially welcome as we mitigate the economic impacts of COVD-19,” said Stephen Parnaby, Chair of the Humber LEP.

“The Humber LEP has an excellent track record for delivering such projects and we will confirm the successful projects following our Board meeting on 17th July.”

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