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Source: City of Wakefield

Wakefield Council has supported thousands of businesses in the district to access millions of pounds of Government funding.

The Government launched the Business Grant Scheme in late March and Wakefield Council has so far distributed £65.7m to 5,640 businesses across the district representing 92% of eligible businesses.

Cllr Darren Byford, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration, said: “These grants have been vital to our local businesses, helping to ensure the survival of many shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants and many other businesses. We’re delighted that we were able to secure such a phenomenal amount of funding, which has been very welcome during this challenging time, to support 92% of eligible businesses.

“Although the vast majority of those eligible have now claimed grants, there is still time for others to come forward to receive the grant payment. Please don’t delay as the scheme closes on Thursday.

“We are extremely proud of our local economy, and even though this scheme is coming to a close, we will continue to do everything we can to support our businesses as we look to recover, rebuild and come back stronger from the pandemic.”

The Business Grant Scheme closes on Thursday, 27 August.


For more information about the grant scheme, or for more help and support for businesses, please visit the Council’s dedicated webpage for businesses at or email


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