£40 million to create jobs and boost visitors to Great British Coast
Coastal Communities Minister Jake Berry confirmed that the fifth round of funding for 2019 to 2021 will provide at least £40 million to help coastal areas in England further transform their economies and boost jobs in their local area. It will be open for applications in early 2018.
The government has already provided £170 million for 278 projects around the country since the Coastal Communities Fund was launched in 2012. This has resulted in 2 million more people visiting the coast and spending an additional £171 million.
This has already helped to start 485 new businesses and create 5,569 jobs - with these figures set to almost triple once the first 3 rounds of projects have been completed. ■