Now is the time to bid for slice of £3.7m digital and tech fund in Leeds

Applications can now be submitted for a share of a digital and tech projects funding pot.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 8:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:50 pm
Coun James Lewis.

Leeds City Council was handed a £3.7m grant from the Government earlier this year to help with the development of a new Tech Hub.

But the council has decided to use that cash to fund different digital projects rather than ploughing it all into a single bricks-and-mortar scheme.

Coun James Lewis, the council’s executive member for resources and strategy, said: “It is fantastic news that applications are now open for businesses to bid for funding from our £3.7m Tech Hub Grant to support a range of innovative digital projects in our city.

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“The creativity and talent that exists in the Leeds digital sector is truly exceptional and is some of the best in the UK, along with the collaborative spirit that underpins many shared projects.

“We are looking forward to these attributes coming to the fore through the bids that are submitted.”

For more details about the application process, visit the website. The deadline for bid submissions is 10am on December 19.

The Yorkshire Evening Post recently launched its Digital City platform in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform is designed to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.