Report on Funding Coastal Access Event in Blackpool

Our recent Funding Coastal Access event was a great success. A report is now available, see below.

Attended by 35 delegates the event aimed to:

  • Provide an update on funding opportunities for coastal access
  • Explore possibilities for collaborative bids to progress coastal access across administrative boundaries
  • Provide an opportunity to network and exchange information on coastal access improvements on the North West coast
  • Update delegates with the progress on national coastal access in Cumbria

Presentations included an introduction and overview of ambitions for the North West coast (Sue Kidd, Liverpool University and NWCF) an update on progress on the English Coastal Path from Danny Moores, Lead Advisor, England Coast Path Delivery Team (North West), Natural England and a range of presentations exploring funding opportunities including Heritage Lottery (Maya Sharma Development Officer, Heritage Lottery Fund North West), Coastal Communities Fund (Wil Woan, Big Lottery), INTERRET 2014-2020 (Caroline Salthouse, NWCF), Local Improvement Grants (Val Hough, Sefton Council) and Coastal Defence Scheme opportunities (Carl Green, Wyre Council).

The presentations were followed by a workshop session exploring ambitions for coastal access, other funding opportunities and bids aleady in development which might be expanded to include new partners/areas. A workshop report will be produced in due course and will be available to download from this site.

Feedback from the event has been excellent, with one delegate commenting ‘one of the most useful meetings I’ve ever attended’.

The conference report is available to download here: Funding Coastal Access

The presentations are now available to download below:

 Welcome and ambition for the NW Coast - Sue Kidd

Update on England Coastal Path - Danny Moores Heritage Lottery Fund - Maya Sharma Coastal Communities Fund - Wil Woan INTERREG 2014 to 2020 - Caroline Salthouse Local Improvement Grants - Val Hough Coastal Defence Scheme opportunities - Carl Green

 

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