Torbay’s MP Kevin Foster has welcomed news the “Clennan Catchment Blue Resilience” Project has been awarded £226,300 from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund.
Following the success of the first round, the Government doubled the size of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, allocating an additional £40 million investment for a second round of funding. The funding will be provided to Torbay Council for delivery of the scheme in our bay.
The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is a short-term competitive fund, which has kick-started environmental renewal, and created and retained thousands of jobs in England. It has been delivered at pace, supporting nature-based projects to tackle climate change, restore nature, and connect people with the natural environment.
Out of 273 applications, 90 high-quality projects, including the one here in Torbay, are being funded under this second round. This round of funding builds on the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan to kick-start nature recovery and tackle climate change, helping the nation build back greener from the pandemic. The environmental and conservation charity sector play a vital role in protecting, restoring and improving the natural environment, for the benefit of communities and the economy.
Kevin said: “This latest funding boost is welcome news for our bay and a positive sign of the support on offer from the Government not only to rebuild our economy following the pandemic, but to improve our environment as we do.”