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COASTAL COMMUNITY FUND: Round 5 BMSW Success!


 £6m awarded to successful coastal projects in first wave of funding 

Government announces sixteen ‘Fast Track’ coastal projects ready to start this year 

Over £6m is being invested to create 1100 jobs 

Coastal Communities Minister promises ‘New Deal’ for Great British Coast 

Sixteen successful ‘Fast Track’ projects are receiving a share of £6million Coastal Communities Fund money to help deliver sustainable growth and jobs across the Great British Coast. 

As part of the fifth round of the Coastal Communities Fund, sixteen ‘ready to go’ projects have been selected to start work to transform their coastal communities in 2018-19 before the main round funding becomes available in April 2019. 

The chosen projects, which range from a community arts project in South Shields to heritage boat tours in Falmouth’s historic docks, are collectively forecast to create over 1100 jobs and are set to attract public and private sector co-funding of £2.4m. 

On a visit to one of the ‘fast track’ winners, Disability First “Access Fylde Coast”, Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry MP, said: 

“It’s really exciting to see money from the Coastal Communities Fund help kick start these shovel ready projects, which have the potential to unlock the barriers to development and growth of our coastal communities. 

“Investment in our seaside areas, through projects such as these, will provide nothing short of a New Deal for the Great British coast, creating thousands of jobs, training places and opportunities along the shore.” 

I’m delighted to share the exciting news that your project British Marine Federation South West, South Hams, Plymouth is one of those selected to receive an award. 

British Marine Federation South West, South Hams, Plymouth 

£53,000 grant towards a £177,850 project to diversify coastal and maritime tourism in Devon. Funding will support the development and promotion of a package of measures to increase cross Channel leisure yacht visits between Brittany and Devon, both during and outside the peak season 

Your organisation will receive a £53,000 grant towards a £177,850 project to diversify coastal and maritime tourism in Devon. This will support the development and promotion of a package of measures to increase cross Channel leisure yacht visits between Brittany and Devon, both during and outside the peak season. 

It’s really exciting to see money from the Fund help to kick start shovel ready projects which have the potential to unlock the barriers to development and growth in our coastal communities. 

Investment in our seaside areas through projects such as yours will provide nothing short of a New Deal for the Great British Coast creating thousands of jobs, training places and opportunities along the shore. 

 

Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry MP, said: 

“It’s really exciting to see money from the Coastal Communities Fund help kick start these shovel ready projects, which have the potential to unlock the barriers to development and growth of our coastal communities. 

“Investment in our seaside areas, through projects such as these, will provide nothing short of a New Deal for the Great British coast creating thousands of jobs, training places and opportunities along the shore.” 

The Coastal Communities Fund was established to support coastal projects in the UK deliver sustainable growth and jobs. 

Since 2012, the Coastal Communities Fund has awarded grants to 295 projects across the UK, totalling over £173 million1. This has so far helped to start almost 500 new businesses and create more than 7,000 jobs – with these figures set to more than double once the projects that are already underway are completed. 

Applications submitted for Round 5 of the Coast Communities Fund are currently being assessed. The successful main round bids of the remaining £34million are expected to be announced by early 2019. 


October 2, 2018
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