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Cornish coastal community projects get share of £15.4m

Cornish coastal community projects get share of £15.4m

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:31am 23rd March 2019. (Updated at 8:12am 23rd March 2019)

Coastal community projects across Cornwall are being given a slice of a £15.4m funding cash pot.

The government money is being awarded to schemes to help them develop and improve tourist attractions, create jobs and promote socio-economic growth.

Projects from Saltash to St Ives will benefit - scroll down to find out where will get the money.

Innovative businesses, historic buildings, new museums and the restoration of much-loved coastal heritage sites are a few of the projects benefitting from a major injection of more than £36 million funding for coastal communities nationally.

The investment in the South West includes over £14.8 million from the Coastal Communities Fund and over £556,933 from the Coastal Revival Fund.

The eight Coastal Communities Fund projects are forecast to collectively support 900 jobs, and attract up to £18.9 million in additional investment from the public and private sectors.

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Where in Cornwall is getting the cash?

Coastal Communities Project:

Cornwall WAVE (Augmented & Virtual Experiences) - Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

£698,000 towards a £768,000 project to support five coastal communities to access new, year- round, higher value tourist markets through the creation of Virtual, Augmented and Immersive heritage experiences and implement community engagement activities. WAVE will benefit local museums and provide digital training for local businesses to attract new visitors to the area.

Trevassack Lake: A National Centre of Excellence providing water sports for all - Helford River Children's Sailing Trust, Falmouth, Cornwall

£1.69 million towards a £2.39 million project to transform the Trevassack Lake - a former quarry - into a centre for inclusive water sports. The aim is to create a National Centre of Excellence in Falmouth for water sports, providing a resource for the local community and visitors.

The Tin Coast - Connecting People with Landscape - National Trust, Cornwall

£460,000 towards a £483,000 project to develop Cornwall's Tin Coast as a year-round destination for walking and exploring heritage. It will deliver visitor hubs and various sites and develop a business-led information network and an integrated transport offer together with improved public realm, signage and public amenities.

Killacourt - Transformation of Events and Market Space - Newquay Town Council, Cornwall

£499,700 towards a £1.42 million project to improve access and egress to town centre events space in Newquay, including improvements to local infrastructure to cater for complex events, open air markets and stalls and landscaping work.

Coastal Revival Fund:

SurfHouse St Ives CIC

The renovation and revitalisation of the former Island Battery Blockhouse - £46,500

St Austell Arts Centre

To provide new lighting and refurbishment of an Arts Centre - £49,300

Hayle Harbour CCT

Repair of the historic training wall to maximise sluicing capabilities - £50,000

Saltash Coastal Community Team

Studies to revitalise the historic Waterfront - enhancing access, public areas and providing an entertainment centre - £50,000


"I am determined to support investment and development of our coastal communities across the South West and create an economy that works for everyone as we prepare for Brexit and beyond.

"All of the ambitious projects receiving funding today were designed and developed by local people who know what will make the biggest difference to their areas.

"The sheer range of ideas demonstrate the potential of our coastal communities and will all create good jobs, boost growth and improve people's lives now and in the future."

Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

This latest investment represents awards from the fifth round of the Government's Coastal Communities Fund and the third phase of the Coastal Revival Fund in 2018/19.

It comes on top of over £180 million from both funds invested in more than 350 projects so far across the UK.

"This is an investment in the future of our coastal communities which builds on their rich heritage and huge potential.

"The world-class attractions and innovative businesses supported by the Coastal Community Fund and the Coastal Revival Fund will increase tourism, encourage investment and ensure people thrive up and down the Great British Coast."

Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry MP

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