Created: 10 April 2017
Local MP and Coastal Communities Minister, Andrew Percy, recently announced over £9 million of funding for the Humber through the Coastal Communities Fund. This funding comes as part of a wider £40 million in funding for coastal communities throughout the UK, which will support over 30 new projects.
The Coastal Communities Fund is a government initiative which aims to support economic development in coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs. Coastal tourism now brings in £8 billion to the economy annually and a third of all domestic overnight trips are to the coast.
Commenting on the funding, Andrew said, "I was really delighted to have announced over £9 million of investment in the Humber in my role as the Coastal Communities Minister. This funding will support a range of projects including in Cleethorpes, Hornsea, Spurn Point and at the Fruit Market in Hull. Moreover, the funding will help to support jobs and the visitor economy across the Humber.
"This funding is coming from the Government's Coastal Communities Fund and later this year we will be opening up applications for next year's allocations."
Photo – Berwick, where Andrew made the national announcement for the Coastal Communities investment.