Coastal Communities Fund

A fund for organisations across the private, public and charitable and community sectors, in order to support the economic development of coastal communities throughout the United Kingdom by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs.

At least £90 million of new funding will be available across the UK from 2017/18 to 2020/21.

In Scotland, Round four will have around £3.4 million; split between the Highlands and Islands (£1.92 million) and the Rest of Scotland (£1.44 million). Northern Ireland will have £800,000; to be spent from April 2017 to December 2019. Wales will have around £3.4 million available for spend before December 2019.

Funding awards in excess of £50,000 are available. There is no upper limit for England or Scotland; however, bids for a large proportion of the funding available will not be successful. Consideration will be taken of how plans for economic growth address local needs and priorities, the number of jobs that will be created and their long term sustainability.

Funding awards between £50,000 and £300,000 are available in Wales.

Funding awards between £50,000 and £100,000 are available in Northern Ireland.

Note: The application process for Round four projects in England has now closed.