Fund title: Coastal Communities Fund: Round 5

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To support the economic development of coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs

Application deadline:

Stage 1 applications: 2 April (fast-track bids); 30 April (main funding round)

Fund description:

The fifth round of the Coastal Communities Fund for 2019 to 2021 has now opened for applications. The CCF has a budget of £40 million to help coastal areas in England to transform their economies and boost jobs in their local area. The funding is for projects over £50,000.

All projects funded through the CCF are expected to deliver an outcome where coastal communities will experience regeneration and economic growth through projects that directly or indirectly create sustainable jobs, and safeguard existing jobs.

Coastal communities include seaside towns, ports and other areas which have a clear connection to the coastal economy. Applications can be made – individually or in partnership – by a range of organisations including Coastal Community Teams, charities, voluntary organisations, local authorities and other public-sector bodies, social enterprises, businesses and LEPs.

There is a ‘fast track’ process for revenue-only projects seeking some funding in 2018-19; funding through the main funding round will be available from 1 April 2019.

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