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The Humber LEP is providing support and advice for the region’s businesses facing tough trading conditions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Through its Humber Business Growth Hub, the LEP is providing grants to support business resilience and the Growth Hub’s business advisers are on hand to provide support through telephone consultations.

Meanwhile, the LEP is convening regular conference calls with business support and membership organisations and local authorities to understand issues businesses are facing and communicate these to Government.

We have developed a Phase 2 Delivery Plan to support the economic recovery of the Humber Region.

This plan sets out how the Humber LEP will prioritise existing resources to work with our partners to help the Humber’s businesses and people through this next phase. It is a live document that we will update as circumstances change and our response evolves, guided by the input of the Humber Economic Resilience Group, our Board and sub-boards and our partners

The Humber Economic Resilience Group is regularly convening to pool information on the issues affecting businesses, share resources and ensure businesses can access support.

We also created the Humber Jobs Fuse service with the Education Development Trust, National Careers Service and Department for Work and Pensions – supporting individuals and employers who may be facing difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This service provides essential careers advice to those who have lost their job during the coronavirus pandemic, including CV advice and the opportunity to reskill, and may be able to put job seekersin touch with opportunities that are right for them. This will run alongside a service for employers, promoting vacancies as new and replacement needs arise as result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Humber LEP will also be aiding the economic recovery of the region through the Getting Building Fund.

Six projects across Hull and East Yorkshire will all contribute to the local economic recovery – supporting the creation of new sustainable jobs, the resilience and sustainability of the local transport network, and accelerating the development of new homes. They meet the Government’s aim of a green recovery – which is in line with the Humber’s aims of becoming net-zero by 2040.

As an organisation we are working in line with Government advice by avoiding face to face meetings and working from home wherever possible. We are still contactable by our usual email and phone channels of communication.