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Latest round of the Big Lottery Coastal Communities Fund has opened for applications

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 25th, 2018.

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a new Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) is now open for organisations based in north-east Wales.

Between £50,000 – £300,000 of funding is available for public, private, and charitable organisations for projects that will support economic regeneration in coastal areas.

Flintshire has been successful in the past with funding from the CCF, just under £300,000 was awarded in 2015 to undertake improvements along the county’s coastline.

Delyn AM Hannah Blythyn said:

“In the past, projects in Delyn have benefited from previous rounds of coastal funding, and this significant new fund is an opportunity for new, innovative ideas to receive financial support.”

“If you are from a public, private or charitable organisation in our area, and have an idea for a project that supports economic regeneration and creates or protects jobs, applications are now open.”

A spokesperson for the Big Lottery Coastal Communities Fund said;

“The application deadline for Stage 1 applicants is Noon, 12th March 2018. Funding of between £50,000 and £300,000 is available for projects that will support the economic development of coastal communities in Wales by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs with all projects to be completed by March 2021.”

Who can apply

You can apply for Round 5 of CCF in Wales if you are a:

  • Private sector company
  • Local authority
  • Other public sector body
  • Charity
  • Voluntary and community sector organisation
  • Social Enterprise, including co-operatives and community ownership initiatives
  • Development agencies

Your organisation must have at least 2 unrelated members aged 18 or over on the management committee. The CCF is unable to fund sole traders.

Want to double check your project is eligible? Click here to use the eligibility checkerGoes to different website.

Alternatively, you can contact the CCF Advice team by emailing ccfwales@biglotteryfund.org.uk or calling 0300 123 0735 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

An Information Day is planned for North East Wales in the near future – for updates, keep an eye the Big Lottery Fund website.

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