Coastal Communities Fund Round 5 Opens

On 26th February DCLG announced the opening of a new £40 million round of Coastal Communities Fund funding in England to support the economic development of coastal communities. The new funding is available for spend between April 2019 and March 2021.

Projects should be over £50000 and lead to economic growth and regeneration as well as directly or indirectly creating or safeguarding jobs.

There are 2 separate funding rounds with different timetables. Each has a stage 1 process which is an expression of interest which will be evaluated against the aims, outcomes and priorities of the Coastal Communities Fund programme.

  • Fast track revenue projects: some funding is available from 2018-2019. The Stage 1 deadline for these applications is 2nd April 2018
  • Main funding round projects: funding will be available from April 2019 onwards. The Stage 1 deadline for these applications is 30th April 2018.

A wide range of organisations can apply for the Coastal Communities Fund including:

  • Coastal Community Teams
  • Local Authorities
  • Other public sector bodies
  • Charities
  • Voluntary and community sector organisations
  • Social enterprises, including co-operatives and community ownership initiatives
  • Private sector companies
  • Local Enterprise Partnerships

For more information follow this link.

Please note that the CCF in Wales is administered by Big Lottery and has a different Stage 1 application deadline of 12th March 2018.  For more information follow this link.

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