By Daniel Wood
Kirklees Council recently announced how much of the government’s COVID-19 funds they have been allocated.
They have received more than £12 million to help fight against coronavirus at a local level.
The official full amount totals up to £12,227,930 and it has been allocated as additional funding for local government. It comes from the £1.6bn funding announced in March, by Whitehall.
If used properly, the funding will assist the Council and its constituents in their combat against the dreaded virus.
Last week applications began being accepted for financial help from struggling businesses, due to the crisis.
With the first few days, over 2000 businesses applied for financial help.
The virus continues to have a huge negative effect on the economy, as well as people. It is vital for the government to act on keeping the funding flowing to different district councils.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, last month, said: “The work of local authorities to deliver social care and other vital public services has never been more important than it is now – and will be – in the days and weeks ahead.
“That’s why we’re giving local councils £1.6 billion of additional funding to spend where it’s needed most, to ensure they can meet the cost of the increased demand for social care and continue to protect the most vulnerable people in society.”