Coastal communities

Five coastal communities to benefit from £10m of government funding

Five coastal communities are set to benefit from over £10m of investment from the government’s coastal communities fund.

The funding will support coastal projects in Cumbria, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Kent and Suffolk and help to develop and improve local attractions and create jobs.

In addition, it is intended that transport will be improved in the regions, tourism boosted and heritage sites further protected.

The latest projects to receive support are:

  • Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre — £2.45m
  • Southwold Enterprise Hub — £995,000
  • Dover Soul — revitalising Dover’s historic market square and old town — £2.44m
  • Environmental Innovation Hub at Bournemouth and Poole seafront — £2.39m
  • Destination Lydney Harbour, Gloucestershire — £2.1m

Jake Berry, minister for the Northern Powerhouse and local growth, said: “Ensuring our coastal towns have the support they need to thrive is at the heart of this government’s plan to level up every part of the UK.

“Building on our £228m investment into coastal communities, the projects receiving funding today were designed by local people who know best what will bring the biggest benefit to their community.”

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