To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to increase the proportion of the coastal communities fund which is awarded to the fishing sector.
16 May 2018
The Coastal Communities Fund is a competitive bid-led UK-wide programme which does not pre-allocate a specific proportion of funds for any category of project. There are no plans to change this.
In the first four rounds of the Coastal Communities Fund a total of 18 grants worth £9.73 million were awarded to fisheries related projects across the UK. These accounted for approximately 6 per cent of the Fund's total allocated expenditure.
Each application is considered on its individual merits against the Fund’s main outcome to support growth and jobs in coastal communities.