Dewsbury to get share of multi-million regeneration fund

Dewsbury Town Hall
Dewsbury Town Hall

Dewsbury has been listed as one of the UK's towns to receive a share of a £16.4m government funding.

The multi-million pound pot of government funding is set to help regenerate the town, boost businesses and improve infrastructure, as well as help councils access £3.6 billion Towns Fund.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have allocated £162,019 to Dewsbury.

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth Rt Hon Jake Berry MP said: “We're giving local people in West Yorkshire the money and power to decide what is best for their town because they know their community’s unique strengths.

“Together we can build on the billions of pounds the Government has already invested in our towns and the thousands of new jobs and businesses it has delivered, to level up these places across the Northern Powerhouse and beyond.”

The funding could be used to redevelop vacant buildings and land, drive private sector investment by supporting small businesses and ensure young people have the skills they need to get good jobs.

Other places in West Yorkshire on the list are Goldthorpe, Keighley & Shipley, Brighouse, Todmorden, and Morley.