Coastal Communities Fund Report
Our coastal communities are vital to the country’s economy, but they face unique challenges in unlocking their growth potential. That includes renewing the traditional seasonal seaside economy to meet new patterns of visitor demand, as well as encouraging more investment in new high value sectors like marine technology, offshore renewable energy and creative industries.
Since its launch in 2012 the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) has provided a valuable source of help to coastal and seaside towns around the UK keen to seize the chance to provide year round jobs and build stronger and more diverse local economies. This report presents the highlights and achievements of the CCF in the three funding rounds between 2012 and 2015. Over this period the Fund has invested over £118 million in over 200 projects across the UK, attracting over £240 million of other funding.
At Summer Budget 2015 the Chancellor announced that the Fund would be extended by another four years from 2017-18 to 2020-21, with at least a further £90 million made available over this period. The Government has now confirmed that the next round of the programme will commence this summer.
To find out more about what the Coastal Communities Fund has achieved to date please follow this link to download the full Coastal Communities Report 2015.
In a successful demonstration of partnership working, MPP partners were awarded £10,000 by the Department of Communities & Local Government. This enabled them to establish one of the 116 new Coastal Community Teams created nationally in 2015. Chichester District Council’s Economic Development Department in association with with Selsey Town Council and other members of the Manhood Peninsula Partnership, worked hard to secure... Read More»
In late 2009 the Government awarded £11 million in grants to local authorities who demonstrated the best and most innovative ideas for dealing with and adapting to coastal change. To its delight, Chichester District Council was awarded £450,000 and and became part of the Coastal Change Pathfinder Project. The project began properly in May 2010 and continued until the end of June 2011. A total... Read More»
The intial step in exploring ICZM within the Coastal Change Pathfinder Project involved developing a working partnership between residents, employers, coastal users and local government. The objective was to achieve sustainability in the face of climate change and consequent coastal change. The following approaches were pursued: · Establishment of an ICZM group comprised of MPP members, local businesses, marine user... Read More»