Round 5 of the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF)

Kevin encourages those eligible to apply for Round 5 of the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) in England which opened earlier this week. At least £40 million is available in this funding round which covers the period 2019-20 to 2020-21. To date the CCF in England has provided 131 projects with £132 million of funding.

Copies of the application form, along with guidance notes to help can be downloaded from the webpage - see link below.

As in previous bidding rounds, the aims of the Fund are to support economic development of coastal communities by awarding grants to deliver sustainable growth and jobs.

Full details of eligibility and how to apply for a grant for Round 5 are now available on the following web site:…/publi…/coastal-communities-fund-round-5.

The closing date for submitting expressions of interest for the main funding round in England is 30 April 2018.

They are also looking to fund a small number of revenue projects which are ‘ready to go’ and can be fast tracked.

The closing date for applications wanting to be considered for ‘fast track’ approval is 2 April 2018. Successful ‘fast track’ projects will be awarded in the summer and need to be able to start quickly. For enquiries, applicants should email the Department at the following address:

Coastal Communities Fund: round 5 - GOV.UK

Funding supporting the economic development of coastal communities - expression of interest form and guidance.