Half a billion unlocked by SYMCA for the South Yorkshire renewal fund

Written by South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

The Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, has announced a fund worth half a billion pounds to be used on making improvements in the region’s four local authority areas.

The South Yorkshire Renewal fund will be invested in place-based projects across infrastructure, housing, community renewal, net zero, business growth, skills and employment and transport.

Mayor Dan Jarvis said:

“I am delighted to have secured the South Yorkshire Renewal Fund during my last MCA meeting as the Mayor of South Yorkshire, equipping the incoming mayor and local leaders with the tools to unlock our region’s potential.

“It will allow the MCA to continue making much needed improvements to transport and infrastructure, regenerating our places as well as improving opportunities for people by supporting the creation of hundreds of highly skilled and green jobs.

“It has been my mission as Mayor to create a stronger, greener and fairer South Yorkshire for all of us and together we have implemented great things to achieve this. We have already attracted a host of new, exciting businesses to invest in our region, and South Yorkshire is fast becoming a hub of Advanced Manufacturing and green technology.

“I look forward to seeing the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority move forward, continuing this important work backed up by the huge investment that the South Yorkshire Renewal Fund brings.”