DCLG £90m boost for Great British Coast open for bidding

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) £90 million boost for the Great British Coast is now open for businesses to bid on.

Creative coastal entrepreneurs can now bid on a share of £90 million of government funding available across the UK, over the next four years, to support plans to increase jobs and revitalise the country’s seaside areas.

The cash boost is part of the government’s wider strategy to rebalance the economy and help coastal areas thrive.

Communities Secretary Greg Clark said: “Our Great British Coast has enormous economic potential and we are determined to see it thrive all year round.

“That’s why today we’re investing £90 million in exciting new business ideas across our much-loved seaside areas – bringing not just a wave of enthusiasm but also creating thousands of good new jobs too. And with grants of up to £4 million each available, I’d urge our coastal entrepreneurs and communities to get involved.”

Communities Minister Mark Francois said: “Over the past few years we’ve seen a sea-change in investment across our Great British Coast – with today’s £90 million building on the £120 million we’ve already pumped in.

“This money is all about generating jobs and boosting businesses, so if you’ve got a good idea we want to hear from you. We’re rightly proud of our country’s seaside past but this new money means that we can also look forward to its bright future.”