Yorkshire coastal projects secure £557,000 investment

More than £557,000 of Government funds have been awarded to three coastal projects in Yorkshire.

The projects, in Whitby and Scarborough, are aiming to develop and improve tourist attractions, create jobs and promote socio-economic growth.

The investment in the Yorkshire includes over £472,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund and £74,000 from the Coastal Revival Fund.

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.

Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, Communities Secretary, said: “I am determined to support investment and development of our coastal communities across Yorkshire 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.”

Jake Berry MP, Northern Powerhouse and Coastal Communities Minister, added: “This is an investment in the future of the Northern Powerhouse and 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.”

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