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We are launching a new coronavirus grant scheme for small businesses

In early June we will launch a new Government grant fund to help more small businesses in Kirklees that have been impacted by Covid-19 but do not qualify for financial support under the existing Government schemes. How much will be available for businesses? Subject to Cabinet approval, the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund in Kirklees will provide grants of up

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We’ve teamed up with local partners to help some of our most vulnerable children & young people celebrate Eid.

Children in care and care leavers will receive special food-based gift packs to mark the end of Ramadan. How are we doing this?  We always treat children in care and care leavers on special occasions, such as Christmas, Eid and Hanukkah, but the Covid-19 restrictions have led to a different approach. Instead of inviting the young people out for a

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Consultation on devolution in West Yorkshire give go ahead

Cabinet has given the go ahead for a consultation to launched on West Yorkshire’s £1.8 billion devolution deal. What has happened? Today (21 May 2020) Cabinet approved a motion which will now see the borough take part in a West Yorkshire-wide public engagement on the region’s devolution deal. What happens next? Providing all five of West Yorkshire councils all give

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