The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced in his budget today that Denbighshire County Council will receive £150k of feasibility monies to work up projects for the new ‘Levelling Up’ fund.
The Levelling Up Fund, which was announced at the Spending Review, will invest in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities.
It will run from 2021/22 to 2024/25, and drive regeneration in places in need, those facing particular challenges, and areas that have received less government investment in recent years.
Welcoming the funding for Denbighshire, James said:
“The UK Government’s levelling-up fund will back local projects to improve everyday life for millions of people and I am absolutely delighted that the Chancellor has allocated this £150K to enable Denbighshire to work up projects to this end.
“There is already much regeneration work being carried out across Denbighshire but that needs to step up a gear and this funding will enable me to work with the Council to ensure that is the case.
“The UK Government has supported hundreds of thousands of people and businesses in Wales through the pandemic and this funding demonstrates the Government’s further commitment to improving the lives of people in North Wales and ensuring that Denbighshire is not left behind.”