Government pledges extra £90m for coastal communities

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The Government has pledged a further £90m to kick-start the revival of coastal communities – potentially creating opportunities for new businesses and jobs.

Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government, has today announced the extra money for the Coastal Communities Fund.

Communities will be able to bid for funding for projects that helps coastal towns and villages grow their economies and reduce unemployment and deprivation.

In January, £1.75m was secured from the fund to rebuild Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre and create the new North Sea Observatory at Chapel St Leonards.

Coun Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economic Development, said: “This funding could help unlock the enormous potential of our seaside towns, creating new jobs for local people.

“This is a very important funding source, and it’s essential that any scheme submitted from Lincolnshire is ambitious, large, and has the backing of major business leaders.

“Therefore, I have today written to the major developers on the coast so we can begin working towards a flagship bid for the county.”