Cllr Mary Lea welcomes the Government's announcement of £millions in funding to support sport, arts and cultural organisations, and highlights the importance of the sectors for Sheffield's economic recovery.
Care, recovery and future progress at heart of Sheffield’s budget
Sheffield’s budget for 2021/22 was agreed at Sheffield City Council’s Full Council meeting today, with a focus on continuing the covid-19 response, providing care for our most vulnerable, improving youth services and community safety, city wide economic recovery and building a strong and sustainable future for all.
Budget plans were shared last month, showing a balanced position for the year ahead, but with uncertainty around Government funding in the medium term.
During the meeting of Full Council today the proposals, which have been discussed at Scrutiny and the council’s Cabinet meetings, were agreed for implementation.
Some of the key investment areas agreed were:
- Care Sector, £4.2million
- Youth Services, £2million
- Council Tax support, £0.5million
- Community Safety, £1million
As well as Capital investment in to:
- Growing and inclusive economy £5.3m
- Transport £6.1m
- New homes £289m
- Housing investment £256.6m
- Cleaner greener safer £55.6m
- Green and open spaces £0.4m
- People: capital and growth £6.8m
- Heart of the City II £122.4m
Full details of Sheffield’s budget from the February Cabinet meeting are available on our democracy pages.
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