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A grant scheme for arts and culture in Leeds generated more than £56m for the local economy last year.

Leeds City Council says the [email protected] project, which gave 41 organisations grants of up to £50,000, funded more than 2300 activities involving more than 126,000 people. The total audience for these events exceeded 1.4 million.

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The scheme is a cornerstone of the Leeds Culture Strategy, which aims to grow the city’s culture sector to grow and put culture at the heart of all major policy decisions up to 2030.