Issue details

Ad:Venture and Digital Enterprise Programme Update

To authorise the Director of City Development to enter into a funding contract with West Yorkshire Combined Authority for the Ad:Venture and Digital Enterprise Business Support Programmes.


To approve the authority to spend up to £5m of devolution gainshare funding on the Ad:Venture Programme and up to £4,676,147 of UK Shared Prosperity Fund on the Digital Enterprise Programme by March 2026.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/02/2023

Decision due: 15 Mar 2023 by Executive Board

Lead director: Director of City Development

Department: City Development

Contact: Phil Cole, Head Of Business Support 0113 378 7872 Email:

Consultation process

Bid preparation produced in consultation with West Yorkshire Local Authorities and delivery partners involved in the Ad:Venture and Digital Enterprise Partnerships.


Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Kirklees Metropolitan District Council

Leeds City Council

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Portfolio Holder: Executive Member for Economy, Culture and Education


Agenda items


  • The report to be issued to the decision maker with the agenda for the meeting