Monday, September 21, 2020

£25.8m awarded to deliver infrastructure projects in Greater Lincs

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership will receive £25.8 million from the government’s Getting Building Fund to deliver ‘shovel-ready’ projects in the region.

The announcement is part of a comprehensive plan to upgrade local infrastructure and enhance skills to accelerate economic recovery across the UK following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The investment will support economic recovery across Greater Lincolnshire and will be used to support key sectors, improve digital infrastructure, support skills and career opportunities and help the area to transition to a low-carbon economy.

“As we reshape our Local Industrial Strategy and recovery plans to reflect the impact of the pandemic, it is important that we help build an economy that it is more resilient in the long term and which responds to the needs of our businesses and communities,” said Pat Doody, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

“We will continue to work with the Government on future funding for investments to support our ambitions and look forward to delivering this transformative programme for Greater Lincolnshire.”

The decision to allocate this funding comes after several projects were submitted to the Government for consideration last month. The projects chosen to receive funding were considered to provide the most value in terms of restarting the local economy.

The funding has been allocated to the following six projects across Greater Lincolnshire:

The Centre for Innovation in Rural Health; Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone; Skills Capital Investment Programme; Lincoln Science and Innovation Park (Phase Two); Killingholme Pumping Station – ABLE Marine Energy Park; Greater Lincolnshire Cycling Programme Scheme 1 – The Immingham to Grimsby Cycle Superhighway & Scheme 2 – Lincolnshire Coastal County Park Cycleway.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 lockdown having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £27.55 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Advertisment








Latest posts

New COVID testing to open in Grimsby

A new COVID-19 testing site is set to open in Grimsby as part of a rollout of a national network of diagnostic testing facilities. The...

University of Lincoln crowned Modern University of the Year

The University of Lincoln has been named Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The award highlights...

Sleaford to house new mental health ward for women

A new mental health ward aimed exclusively for women requiring acute treatment is opening in Sleaford. Ash villa is part of the county’s commitment to...

Marathon effort sees mother, daughter duo raise funds for charity

A mother and daughter from Sedgebrook, near Grantham, have gone to a marathon effort to raise funds for a charity which helped them when...

£7m funding announced for Lincoln County Hospital’s Emergency Department

The Emergency Department at Lincoln County Hospital will be transformed following a £7 million national funding boost. The investment has been announced by the Department...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close