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£90 million pound boost for local communities

Fresh hopes today (23rd May 2016) for Coastal Communities after ministers announced the government was making £90 million funding available to UK wide Coastal Communities over the next four years.

It will be possible for seaside towns and communities to bid for a share of £90 million to help revitalise their areas.

This latest cash boost is all part of the government’s efforts to rebalance the economy and help all areas of the country thrive.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said:

“Our Great British Coast has enormous economic potential and we are determined to see it thrive all year round.

That’s why today we’re investing £90 million in exciting new business ideas across our much-loved seaside areas – bringing not just a wave of enthusiasm but also creating thousands of good new jobs too.

And with grants of up to £4 million each available, I’d urge our coastal entrepreneurs and communities to get involved.”

Communities Minister Mark Francois said:

“Over the past few years we’ve seen a sea-change in investment across our Great British Coast – with today’s £90 million building on the £120 million we’ve already pumped in.

This money is all about generating jobs and boosting businesses, so if you’ve got a good idea we want to hear from you.

We’re rightly proud of our country’s seaside past but this new money means that we can also look forward to its bright future.”