Best Practice

Project Funding Round Description Award Local Authority
Furness Enterprise Limited Round 1 (early) The project will create jobs through a holistic & flexible programme entitled ”Unleashing Growth in Coastal Furness.” It aims to drive sustainable economic growth within the coastal community by creating an innovation network for product development to enable new markets to be opened up, stimulating the supply chains of existing local businesses, providing support to new start businesses, working with the unemployed to make them more job ready and acting as a match maker between employee and potential employee and leading a coastal discovery marketing scheme to attract companies to the Waterfront Business Park in Barrow. £900,000 Barrow-in-Furness
RAKtrain Ltd Round 1 (early) The project will work with Lowestoft College and Southwold Sea Training (SST). It will deliver industry specific maritime training to ‘NEET’ young people to meet a growing need to support the renewable energy industry in East Anglia. Experience will be gained at a young age allowing them to take up an entry level job, gain more experience to move up the career ladder and then become qualified. £756,100 Waveney
South East Food Group Partnership Ltd Round 1 (early) The project will develop a Local Catch phone/web app. to enable seafood businesses to use the web/app to promote their business, develop new trade supply chains developed in local seafood sector and share best practice amongst local fishing communities. £23,900 Winchester
The National Lobster Hatchery Round 1 (early) Based in Padstow, Cornwall the National Lobster Hatchery (NLH) works to maintain and develop outputs of stock enhancement, research and educate the commercial special of the European Lobster. Along with these activities, it runs a visitor centre on the Padstow quayside, which promotes the importance of sustainability and responsible marine management. This project aims to facilitate the expansion and growth of the organisation through further developing its social enterprise model. £150,528 Cornwall
Suffolk County Council Round 1 (early) The project aims to create employer-led apprenticeships relevant to the low carbon energy sector in the coastal communities of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, plus an awareness-raising campaign to ensure that the opportunities in this emergent sector are visible and accessible to local people of all ages. Considerable growth is predicted on the East of England coast in off-shore wind and nuclear, along with skills gaps in a range of engineering-related disciplines. £700,000 Ipswich
Bournemouth Borough Council Round 1 (early) Bournemouth Borough Council, in partnership with the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board and Bournemouth University, will create Europe’s first National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA). The Academy will offer blended learning to support coastal tourism businesses through virtual and personal business guidance, a resort wide customer care programme, and a coastal tourism research and development. £2,000,000 Bournemouth
Blyth Harbour Commission Round 1 This project is a partnership of the Port of Blyth, Blyth Tall Ships and Newcastle University, it is part of a project that takes a new approach to sustainable community and business regeneration, and skills development. Located at Blyth Port, Northumberland, their goal is to redevelop an area of the quay to establish a community asset and a regional coastal hub for trade, employment, skills and maritime heritage. £500,000 Northumberland
Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust Ltd Round 1 This project’s focus is on enhancing the appeal of the seafront to support tourism and retain its heritage and will create jobs and volunteering opportunities, increase visitors and enhance the visitor experience by: – creating an a visitor centre ( comprising of a multi-purpose meeting room, cafe, toilets and storage) – renovating the Toll House to provide ticketing, retail and interpretive exhibitions – adapting the Heritage Centre to create staff accommodation, a base for volunteers, a meeting room, community archive and create an upgraded workspace unit on the first floor. £500,000 North Somerset
Friends of the Folkestone and Marlowe Academies Round 1 Based in Ramsgate, this project aims to expand the existing Marlowe Innovation Centre (MIC) to provide additional accommodation for small businesses. The centre will house and support small businesses and to provide links between them and the neighbouring Marlowe Academy. The MIC creates a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and also benefits the school through learning different employment related skills and mentoring. £349,724 Thanet
North York Moor Historical Railway Trust Round 1 Based in Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast, this project aims to create jobs and increase tourism by developing the North York Moors heritage railway service. The project will develop Whitby station and will double steam train services linking Whitby to the North York Moors National Park. £1,100,000 Scarborough
Porthleven Regeneration Community Interest Company Round 1 This project takes place in the historic port of Porthleven. The central theme for the activities is ‘facilitating new youth employment opportunities by meeting economic and social needs in the town’. These activities will be designed and delivered by a team of young apprentices as follows; creating a social enterprise ‘community marquee’ hire service, designing and creating a ‘Visit Porthleven’ website, inspirational lighting project of the historic Bickford Smith Institute and regenerating an area to increase access through additional parking facilities. £99,570 Cornwall
Swanage Railway Company Ltd Round 1 This project will complete the reinstatement of a train service between Wareham and Swanage The Swanage Railway will refurbish that track to a standard that allows a regular passenger train service to run, refurbish four diesel multiple unit vehicles, and build a maintenance depot. The project will result in direct and indirect jobs by increasing the tourist offer in the region. £1,469,000 Purbeck
The Cable and Wireless Porthcurno and Collections Trust Round 1 Based in the St Leven Parish of Cornwall, The Cable and Wireless Porthcurno and Collections Trust’s two year capital and revenue project will see the development of the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum to include a Learning Centre, new galleries, visitors centre and cafe. Funding will allow for a Community Learning and Participation Officer to be recruited who will increase volunteering and encourage community involvement. £149,587 Cornwall
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust Round 1 Based at Woody Bay Station, near Barnstaple, Devon this project by the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust (L&BR) aims to enhance its existing rolling stock by acquiring a third ‘heritage carriage’ to be used on its narrow gauge steam railway. The L&BR aspires to restore the whole 19 mile length of original track which is located within the unique landscape of Exmoor National Park. The additional capacity will enable them to increase visitor numbers. £150,000 North Devon
Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) Limited Round 1 Situated at the head of the Camel Estuary on the North Cornwall Coast, the project aims to generate 30% of the town’s electricity from renewable sources of wind , sun and tidal energy by 2015, generate profits for a co-operatively owned community fund and reduce annual energy spend. It will do this through renewable energy and energy installation, product development and by attracting green tourism. The economic growth benefits will be maintained by becoming a self sustained social enterprise and the establishment of the WREN EcoPark to provide a nucleus for high value employment in the low carbon sector of plans to make Wadebridge Britain’s first solar powered town. £100,000 Cornwall
Great Yarmouth Borough Council Round 1 The project aims to empower communities to create new and sustainable jobs by first improving skills and then matching them to local opportunities. The outcome would see resident-led social enterprises, creating jobs to sustain the local economy. £600,000 Great Yarmouth
Sunderland City Council Round 1 This public realm and infrastructure improvement project aims to enable the next phase of master planned regeneration of the historic resort of Seaburn. It forms part of the City’s seafront regeneration project to reinvigorate Sunderland’s twin beach resorts. The project will carry out public realm and infrastructure improvements to enable onward development of a high quality, mixed-use leisure-led development creating a new and vibrant seafront community. £2,000,000 Sunderland
South Hams District Council Round 1 Based in Salcombe, Dartmouth and Brixham, South Devon, this project will improve the infrastructure and business environment of the local fishing industry. There is great potential for economic growth due to high demand for shellfish and under-exploited local resources. This two year project will involve a programme of activities which will include: installing shellfish farming facilities; establishing a retail and visitor facility; researching viable uses for fish waste; providing training opportunities in the fishing sector; and developing local distribution and supply networks. It will create direct and indirect jobs in shellfish farming and processing facilities and through apprenticeship placements. £450,347 South Hams
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Round 1 The project seeks to develop a more robust coastal economy by improving the visitor offer, boosting business activity and celebrating and enhancing the landscape and improving access to it. The programme will also help residents gain appropriate skills/experience/qualifications, grow businesses, improve the physical environment and hospitality sector to increase visitor economy and spend, create a visitor centre at South Gare, deliver landscape and nature conservation restoration schemes on former industrial sites, beaches, marshes, woodland and moor, media, arts and events projects celebrating this heritage, the restoration of industrial artefacts related to the iron and steel history, and apprenticeships and direct business support programmes. £580,720 Redcar and Cleveland
Cumbria CC Morecambe Bay Partnership Round 1 Delivered by Morecambe Bay Partnership, the Morecambe Bay Coastal Communities Scheme is a programme designed to stimulate sustainable economic growth through significantly increasing visitor income into the number of areas across Morecambe Bay. Focusing on four clusters around the Bay, it aims to develop a distinctive, yet diverse offer within each cluster. The Scheme will work in co-ordination with other projects being delivered by the Morecambe Bay Partnership. £490,000 South Lakeland
North Tyenside Council Round 1 This project aims to regenerate under-used assets along the coastline from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay to create a critical mass of visitor attractions and opportunities that will support jobs and economic growth, enhance the image of the area and attract further investment £1,991,612 North Tyneside
Lincolnshire County Council – Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership Round 1 The project will be delivered along the coastal strip of North East Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. It is a programme of coastal business modernisation incorporating two distinct elements – the skills to make effective use of smart phones, iPads, websites, online marketing, social media and selling products in a digital format – and ‘Retail Rejuvenation’ training, one to one support to increase turnover, customer attraction, conversion and retention. £200,000 Lincoln
Scarborough Borough Council Round 1 Delivered in Filey, Scarborough and Whitby this two year capital and revenue project aims to create sustainable economic growth and jobs by taking advantage of two new industries being developed in their area potash mining and Europe’s largest offshore wind farm. The area is rich in natural resources that can be exploited to create economic growth. They will use CCF funding to enable local people to secure jobs in the manufacturing, construction, chemical, mining, transport and hotel/catering industries which will all service the two new sectors. £2,599,373 Scarborough
Torbay Council – Torbay Economic Development Company Ltd Round 1 This two year project, delivered throughout Torbay, will stimulate the development of social enterprise, support start up and home based businesses, develop an Asset Based Community Development programme, and create a major new green tourism infrastructure. Key activities for this project include the creation of ‘work hubs’, a new cycling network linking Torbay’s key physical and environmental assets, and supporting small employers through contributing to apprentice costs and providing training. £1,385,656 Torbay
Plymouth City Council – Destination Plymouth Ltd Round 1 Regenerating Plymouth’s Waterfront aims to re-enliven and re-focus activity on the waterfront by linking up waterfront areas through new transport options. The project will provide cycle hire hubs and cycle route improvements and will contribute to delivery of the city’s Visitor Plan. £670,400 Plymouth
Hastings Borough Council Round 1 Hastings Borough Council aims to establish a restaurant/food court at Hastings Pier’s gateway. The restaurant will provide workplace-based traidning an apprenticeships, which will be made available to all local people and build a pathway into tourism-related vacancies. £1,244,931 Hastings
Alicat Workboats Round 2 Based in Great Yarmouth, this one year project by Alicat Workboats Ltd (AWL) will boost the local economy through construction of an All Weather facility to enable the company to undertake maintenance & construction work all year round. The project will provide AWL with a unique facility on the East Coast and expand their ability to accommodate larger vessels including leisure craft. £165,000 Great Yarmouth
Bridgwater Y.M.C.A. Round 2 YMCA (Bridgwater) will establish a training and skills hotel by refurbishing and transforming the disused Beach Hotel, Minehead into a modern, working hotel offering varied accommodation with multi use space and restaurant provision. It will create new jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships in the Somerset coastal town, improve employment prospects through skills development and training, attract new customers to Minehead and its surroundings, and generate additional expenditure to support sustainable economic growth. £332,300 West Somerset
Essex Wildlife Trust Limited Round 2 This project, based in Walton-on-the-Naze, will create a Visitors‟ Centre at the Naze peninsula on the Essex coast. The Centre will promote the natural environment of this ecologically and historically important coastal area, providing an all year round, non-weather dependent visitor attraction and “Centre of Excellence” delivering educational and other activities leading to increased visitors and stimulating economic growth. It will provide a focal point for visitors, enhanced experiences for all, and improved image of Walton and Tendring District as an all year round visitor destination. £1,145,747  Tendring
Goodwin Development Trust Round 2 This project will boost the local economy of Hull by creating jobs to deliver Pre-Enterprise Support and Enterprise Start Up and Growth advice. The project aims to provide access to outreach services, training opportunities and information by engagement at a series of Hull City Council owned public libraries and business centres. Working with a range of agencies including Job Centre Plus, HMRC, the Council and other local businesses/groups they will support new and existing businesses to create new employment opportunities. £404,188 Kingston upon Hull, City of
Hadlow College Round 2 This project will create a Sustainable Energy Visitor Centre within a development at the former Betteshanger Colliery (formerly Kent’s largest). The Centre will showcase sustainable technologies and products, feature a biomass energy complex and celebrate East Kent’s coalmining heritage and aims to be the UK/Europe’s first fully integrated complex seeking global solutions in ecology, sustainable technologies, water and food security. The Centre will support business development, Research and Development and training at the Enterprise and Education Campus which will be located at an adjacent site. £2,500,000 Tonbridge and Malling
International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) Ltd Round 2 This project in Lowestoft will establish a Marine Heritage Hub and Heritage Water Taxi service supporting the preservation of traditional boatbuilding skills across East Anglia and beyond, and help to support conservation of vessels on the National Historic Ships-UK register. The project will restore a heritage vessel to be deployed as a water taxi servicing the Lake. The enhanced facilities will enable delivery of a series of workshops, open days, master classes, training and work placement programmes, pre-apprenticeship training, careers advice all linked to the national Shipshape Network, linking coastal communities & encouraging inter-company trading and migration of skilled workers to help preserve traditional skills/vessels. Improvements to the Boatyards new water taxi will reconnect the community to the waterfront. £624,950 Waveney
RSPB Round 2 This project will enhance the visitor facilities at two Coastal Nature Reserves, RSPB Arne, near Wareham, and RSPB Radipole Lake in central Weymouth. By providing welcoming, all year round accessible venues, the RSPB hope to encourage people to access the natural environment, attract more visitors to the AONB and create employment opportunities. A Community & Volunteering Officer and Partnership Development Officer will work with volunteers and local businesses to provide a range of events, training, skills development and volunteering opportunities which contribute positively to the local economy and encourage preservation of its natural heritage. £650,000 Purbeck
The Carbis Bay Hotel Round 2 The Carbis Bay Hotel Ltd, will deliver the Carbis Bay Regeneration Project and create a multi-use venue comprising interlinked elements all with strong job creation potential. Facilities to be provided include a water-sports centre, conference and wedding venue, restaurant, new training facilities and community hub. £525,000 Cornwall
The Salvation Army Trustee Company Round 2 Building on the legacy of the Olympic Games at the Hadleigh Farm and Country park, the project will involve the construction of a Café and Family Support Centre at the venue which hosted the mountain bike races during the 2012 Olympic Games and which is being refurbished for public use. With legacy support from Essex County Council, the project will equip the café to enable training for unemployed adults with additional needs in a variety of skills including catering, estate management, hospitality, bike maintenance. This expanded catering facility will provide a sustainable resource which supports increased employment opportunities. £170,000 Castle Point
Ventnor Town Council Round 2 Ventnor Town Council will refurbish a Coastal Enterprise Centre currently under-used and poorly maintained. This project will refurbish and reconfigure 14 rooms over four floors to provide space for business start-ups and self employed workers looking to expand their activities. To improve the sustainability of indirect jobs, an in-house advice and signposting function will be provided by the Town Council together with an on-site training suite offering courses and mentoring provided by partner organisations and rooms for hire. £95,000 Isle of Wight
Watergate Developments Limited Round 2 Watergate Developments Limited will develop an area previously used as a dry dock and ship repair yard in Hull. When developed, this area will unlock further development with a key component being a Centre for Digital Innovation which will provide office, work and hot-desk space for existing, maturing and new business. The centre will act as a supporting hub promoting innovation, clustering and skills development of digital enterprises, boosting enterprise in an emerging and important business sector. £300,000 Kingston upon Hull, City of
Arun District Council Round 2 This project will substantially renovate and regenerate the central public realm areas of Bognor Regis, to create a vibrant, modern and attractive seaside town centre which attracts visitors, increases footfall and facilitates, improving the performance of local traders through decreased vacancy rates and improving rentals. £1,649,267 Arun
East Devon District Council Round 2 East Devon Council will help regenerate the town of Seaton by building a visitor attraction using its Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site credentials. The project involves the construction of an interactive visitor centre to tell the story of the Jurassic Coast – England‟s first Natural World Heritage Site. The Centre will be centrally and accessibly located in the middle of Seaton. Once complete, the Centre will also house a café, shop and the Seaton Tourist Information Centre, providing a valuable amenity for local people as well as visitors. The project will also provide enhanced access to the South West Coast Path, the Axe Estuary Wetlands, the Undercliff National Nature Reserve as well as the beach and rockpools on the foreshore. £301,594 East Devon
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Round 2 East Riding’s project will reinvigorate the local economy of Bridlington, through a £25million development to create a new Leisure Centre with commercial/retail space, enhanced public realm in central Bridlington and new opportunities for hotel and associated development to restore the fortunes of this traditional seaside resort. Built on a brownfield site, the all-weather leisure space will promote healthy activity, attract new visitors and supports a range of leisure, social and tourist based activities that will extend the tourist season and associated spend within Bridlington. £2,150,000 East Riding of Yorkshire
Lewes District Council Round 2 This project aims to rejuvenate the economy of Newhaven, near Brighton, through a partnership project which will develop linkages between 3 existing facilities on Denton Island on the River Ouse in central Newhaven. The project will provide new Innovation Space at the existing Enterprise Centre, increased Nursery space to support workers within the expanded Centre, construct new training rooms, create a Café allowing additional space for communal networking, meeting and “break out” space, and improve public realm to provide a cohesive image for the activities. The project will improve the physical, economic and governance environment to create a seamless operation area that supports job creation and nurtures potential growth in “clean tech” industries and the local economy. £1,898,951 Lewes
Medway Council Round 2 This project aims to drive the regeneration of Rochester and Chatham High Street by developing business units within existing but currently redundant space at Sun Pier House and The Arches, the area will be provided with incubation space and social enterprise support provision for cultural/ creative industries. The project aims to stimulate activity in the creative arts and provide specialist training for the unemployed through an innovative “Art for Work” programme, providing access to employment in this growing business sector. £598,525 Medway
Norfolk County Council Round 2 This project will boost tourism and the local economy by supporting infrastructure improvements to the England Coast Path Network currently being established by Natural England along the North East Norfolk coast (Cromer to Great Yarmouth). The Council will employ a Community Engagement Officer to support their “Explore More Coast” programme and encourage more walking – based activities including organising regular walking groups; creating out-of-season events/festivals for walkers & cyclists; and developing the “Walkers are Welcome” brand in the region. It will engage business through supported training and identifying opportunities to support rural tourism and carrying out marketing to develop the route as a “Tourism for All” destination. All activities will be directed towards increasing footfall and visitor numbers, supporting sustainable tourism, engaging the community and developing opportunities for business growth during and outside the traditional visitor season. £200,185 North Norfolk
North Tyneside Council Round 2 This project aims to continue the work to regenerate Whitley Bay seafront and contribute to the ongoing restoration of the iconic Spanish City Dome. The project will transform 5 front-facing shop units on the outer Dome into 3 business units, create opportunities for new cafes and retail facilities. A car park will be installed adjacent to the promenade and support increased visitors to the area. £1,125,000 North Tyneside
Northumberland County Council Round 2 The Council’s project will improve the economy of Amble on the north east coast through a series of infrastructure works to transform the town into a visitor destination promoting seafood, attracting new visitors and creating jobs. On completion, the project will provide 2 new restaurants, improved facilities incorporating a Harbour Village with retail space, and enhanced access along the shore. This will bring more people to the area, supporting the existing fishing fleet and helping to sustain the community. A Market Co-ordinator will develop the retail space and a Seafood Broker will help the local fishing fleet obtain the best price for their catch. Public realm improvements will see better connection between the harbour and the town square with walking and cycling connections to recognised routes. £1,800,617 Northumberland
Southend on Sea Borough Council Round 2 This project will deliver a series of interlinked capital and activity based projects to enhance and diversify the tourism offer in Southend. The project will create a “Lagoon” at the Three Shells Beach allowing safe access to the water at all times and avoiding tidal limitations; create improved shower and changing facilities at Bell Wharf at Old Leigh to encourage more yacht based visitors to come to the village; set up the Southend Marine Activities Centre offering new Watersports activities; establish and promote a Maritime Festival to bring cultural and economic benefits to the community; delineate safe zones and accommodate the increasingly popular activities of kite-surfing and jet-skiing and set up a Seafront Apprenticeship scheme to provide experience of seafront related tourism activities/management. £1,261,389 Southend-on-Sea
Teignbridge District Council Round 2 This project will create new jobs and promote growth and regeneration in Teignmouth in Devon. The project will create an arts and enterprise centre at the centrally located Carlton Theatre. This will act as a catalyst for further regeneration of the seafront, and the extensive refurbishment will create a multi-use auditorium, 8 work hub spaces, changing rooms/meeting space, café and kitchen, function bar, exhibition gallery and foyer (with Tourist Information presence). The new Pavilion will support the year round tourist economy and is driven by a variety of local stakeholders. £1,798,415 Teignbridge
Warrington Borough Council Round 2 The Council will improve access to a business park near the Sankey Canal and attract new business along the Sankey Canal between Widnes and Warrington parallel to the Mersey Estuary. The site will bring together opportunities for SMEs, leisure and tourism activity, environmental, conservation and heritage opportunities. By restoring the old canal bridge with a new cantilever bridge, the project will improve access to the site for leisure and business purposes thereby sustaining businesses and encouraging further growth and job opportunities. Alongside this an apprenticeship programme will build local skills and promote local employment. £653,708 Halton
Wyre Borough Council Round 2 The Council will support economic growth through a portfolio of projects to increase the appeal of Wyre as a destination and thereby extend the visitor season, increase visitor numbers and expenditure. The project involves developing a chain of attractions along the Fleetwood Coastline with improved linkages to implement the next phase of the Fleetwood Seafront Masterplan. The project will create an Ecology Zone at Rossall complementing the new Rossall Point Observation Tower offering education in ecology and volunteering opportunities; enhance Euston Gardens (within Fleetwood‟s „Lighthouse Quarter‟) with innovative interpretation and art; create a Leisure Hub on a seafront location to support multi-generational play facilities and water attractions at Marina Lake; implement an events programme involving arts, culture, food and drink trading, a unique world record attempt and a large scale community parade/festival; mount a national „Discover Wyre Coast‟ marketing campaign to raise the profile and help businesses take advantage of opportunities that arise from increased visitor numbers. £1,548,242 Wyre
Kingston Upon Hull City Council Round 3 This project will boost the local economy by supporting the continued regeneration of the historic ‘Fruit Market’ area of Hull. The application supports a wider capital investment programme in advance of the City’s status as UK City of Culture in 2017. The site occupies a central position separating the Hull Marina and the Dry Docks/The Deep and will be a growth opportunity for independent businesses working in the creative industries. £800,000 Kingston upon Hull, City of
Wells Maltings Trust Round 3 Wells Maltings Trust (WMT) aims to transform a dilapidated 19th century maltings building in Wells-next-the-Sea in North Norfolk into an arts, heritage and learning space with auditorium, café and tourist information provision. The fully refurbished complex will become a focus for the community; delivering opportunities for employment and learning as well as creating an attractive all year round tourist destination. The capital build element will entail repairing the existing building and construction of a new extension to house income-generating activities including learning and training opportunities, tourism, cultural heritage, creative arts and retail. £610,000 North Norfolk
Park View 4 U Round 3 The project, near Lytham St Annes, will create a new sustainable visitor attraction, offering employment opportunities locally and providing play facilities and environmental education for visitors. It will transform a site in Lytham into a state of the art sand and water play area, with interpretation boards installed to explain the history of the area. The site will be landscaped in a seaside theme and will used to deliver school education and activities about the natural surroundings of the coast. A Beach Hut style refreshments kiosk will be provided for visitors. £395,084 Fylde
Portsmouth City Council Round 3 This project by Portsmouth City Council will revitalise the Victorian Arches at the heart of Point Battery, Old Portsmouth. Located between the historic 15th Century Square and the Round Towers (Portsmouth’s historic fortifications), the Arches have been used informally by artists since the 1960s, and, following refurbishment, the “ARTches” project will provide a centrally located “creative hub” with affordable work and exhibition space with leisure and catering facilities, and will support the drive to strengthen Portsmouth’s visitor economy, supporting job creation and business growth. £1,755,824 Portsmouth City
Cornwall Council Round 3 Cornwall Council will repair and re-launch the Grade II Listed Art Deco ‘Jubilee Pool’ in Penzance to create an all year round visitor attraction sustaining existing jobs and creating new positions (including much needed apprenticeships in an area with higher than average youth unemployment). Coastal storms in early 2014 caused serious damage to the pool, and restoration will make it economically viable and enable it to be a catalyst for the wider regeneration of the local area, unlocking its potential to act as a focus within this tourist-dependent community. The project will also support diversification of activities into sports, leisure and entertainment events. £1,950,000 Cornwall
Youth Hostel Assoc (YHA) England and Wales Round 3 Two Youth Hostel Association (YHA) facilities, one based in Brighton and the other based in Robin Hoods Bay on the North Yorkshire coast, will use CCF funding to contribute to the costs of establishing a new hostel in Brighton and the redeveloping an existing youth hostel in Whitby. The project will deliver new and improved holiday accommodation in these popular coastal locations, boosting tourism numbers and improving the visitor experience. £410,000 £205,000 City of Brighton & Hove£205,000 Scarborough
South West Coast Path Association Round 3 Covering Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, this project will focus on the repair, improvement and promotion of the South West Coast Path (SWCP) following damage during the winter of 2013/14. The project involves the repair of urgent works to the Coastal Path; marketing to develop the Coastal Path brand; information signs/welcome boards at local points of interest and events to promote the path. £1,014,141 West SomersetNorth Devon

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Waldringfield Flood Defence Group Round 3 Working in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Waldringfield Flood Defence Group (WFDG) will construct a system of flood defence works that will provide flood protection for businesses and homes in „Flood Cell 10‟ on the River Deben Estuary. Recent tidal surges had a devastating impact on homes and local businesses, impacting on the local economy and local employment opportunities, and the project aims to create and safeguard jobs during two phases of flood defence construction. This project is also being used by the Environment Agency as a pilot scheme to demonstrate the benefits of working in partnership, and they will be sharing their experiences at a local and national level. £633,470 Suffolk Coastal
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Round 3 Bempton Cliffs in North Yorkshire is an RSPB nature reserve. The CCF award will enhance its facilities, improve the visitor experience and ultimately create a year-round attraction to further promote wildlife conservation. RSPB‟s project aims to extend and refurbish the coastal nature reserve‟s facilities to attract a further 10,000 visitors per year, increase visitor spend and provide employment and volunteering opportunities for local people. Upgraded facilities will include a reception/exhibition space, improved retail, catering and customer facilities and a multi-purpose space to be used for education, activities, community meetings and events. There will be a new programme of activities and events to attract new audiences to the facilities. This project forms part of East Yorkshire‟s “Nature Triangle”, linking with other nature related visitor attractions. £452,782 East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Round 3 Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) will address seasonality within the local tourism sector by promoting the area around Spurn Point, East Riding as a destination for nature tourism. The project includes the restoration of the iconic Grade II Listed ‘Matthew’s Lighthouse’ and a nearby gun emplacement on the Point, the creation of a visitor centre with café and facilities, and the development of sustainable transport links to replace those lost in the December 2013 storm surge. The project will also include direct support and training sessions for local tourism businesses enabling them to take advantage of growth in nature tourism. £498,571 East Riding of Yorkshire
Arun District Council Round 3 Arun District Council will deliver public realm enhancements in the riverbank area of Littlehampton; creating a sense of destination and establishing improved links between the town centre, seafront and riverside. This project will be delivered in partnership with the Environment Agency, West Sussex County Council and Littlehampton Harbour Board and will be the economic development complement for a major new flood defence scheme along the East Bank of the River Arun, which will safeguard businesses and enable opportunities for jobs growth. £573,148 West Sussex
Rosehill Arts Trust Round 3 Rosehill Arts Trust will renovate and extend the unique Oliver Messel designed Rosehill Theatre, creating a new contemporary arts centre and restaurant in Moresby near Whitehaven, West Cumbria. The project will include the creation of a contemporary front of house, exhibition space, café and an enlarged foyer; the renovation of the theatre’s unique auditorium and foyer; backstage facilities for artists and performers; the creation of a fully accessible front of house and new theatre entrance. The project will create and safeguard jobs currently at risk and attract new visitors to the area, supporting local businesses. 451,832 Cumbria
Thanet District Council Round 3 Thanet District Council will bring back into economic use, key elements within the iconic but derelict Art Deco Cinema within the Dreamland site in Margate, Kent. Refurbishment works will allow for a unique space to be created and run as a commercially viable, high quality restaurant in a Grade II Listed building. This pump-priming will enable long-term use of not just the restaurant but the whole of the cinema complex, bringing the external front façade and original building back to its 1930’s glory. The project will attract new visitors to the area, supporting local businesses and creating jobs. £1,898,556 Thanet
Blackpool City Council Round 3 The project will deliver a radical transformation of the iconic
Blackpool Illuminations, creating a compelling new visitor experience and a major boost to the local economy. The project will comprise innovative enhancements to the
Blackpool Illuminations including new light shows; digital mapping projections; events and features across the town centre; new digital and lighting features and signage.
£1,998,045 Blackpool
Copeland Borough Council Round 3 The project will improve the cultural offer and develop the tourism benefits of the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven. The award will fund the creation of a new „Light and Dark‟ gallery and the construction of a new conference and learning centre, designed to reflect the lighthouse design of the Beacon. Direct and indirect jobs will be created through an increase in tourism numbers. £900,933 Copeland
Devon County Council Round 3 To turn Dawlish into a destination for walkers and cyclists, linking a safe path between Dawlish town centre and the iconic tourist route of the Exe Estuary Trail. The project will alleviate the impact on the town caused by the flood damage in early 2014. The project will incorporate enhanced cycle routes, cycle hire facility, heritage trails, heritage interpretation and an engagement programme with local residents, businesses and community groups to promote the route across the region. £1,311,769 Teignbridge
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Round 3 The project will improve the local economy through a range of activities, providing business advice and support to local coastal communities, introducing a walking and cycling infrastructure to 5 villages (Skipsea, Aldbrough, Tunstall, Easington and Kilnsea) and enhancing a flood defence at Kilnsea to reduce the vulnerability of businesses and homes to flooding. The business support aspect will offer diagnostic assessments to SMEs and micro businesses with links to the coast in key local sectors such as agriculture, retail and tourism. £476,147 East Riding of Yorkshire
Eastbourne Borough Council Round 3 The project will regenerate the Devonshire Ward in Eastbourne (East Sussex), through a portfolio of projects including refurbishing a cafe and central hub/ meeting place in Princes Park; improve facades for retail units; improved public realm to increase footfall; shared space for business incubation and entry level opportunities for new businesses. A South East Coast Culture Trail will promote local artists with the Towner Gallery. £1,838,693 Eastbourne
Friends of the Steam Coast Trail Round 3 The Steam Coast Trail project will deliver a new multi-user path from Dunster Beach to Blue Anchor in West Somerset. The development is some 5 km in length and will cater for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users both powered and non-powered. The development will see a section of the Steam Coast Trail removed from busy roads and become a safer section of the overall path. The updated path will be marketed to attract local residents and users and visitors from further afield. £637,050 West Somerset
Gravesham Borough Council Round 3 The project will refurbish and revitalise Gravesend’s Borough Charter Market and transform it into a retail centre for creative businesses with business support services. Funding will pay for refurbishment of the existing market building upgrading external lighting and creating a new glazed frontage. Interior works include construction of permanent market stall units, a flexible central space to accommodate temporary market stalls, a new cafe area, an entertainment stage (as a new focal point within the Market) the repair and renovation of the listed Statue of Queen Victoria and imp4rovements to the tourist/visitor information centre within the building. £1,740,940 Gravesham
Great Yarmouth Borough Council Round 3 Great Yarmouth Borough Council will provide business advice, training modules, business and jobs networking opportunities, supported by the year-round benefits of new events to local residents and existing SMEs to further strengthen their businesses. They aim to transform the prospects of the unemployed and widen the horizons of existing businesses, in so doing creating direct and indirect jobs, addressing seasonality and promoting Great Yarmouth as ‘The Enterprise Town for Business Growth and Job Creation’. £656,250 Great Yarmouth
Hastings Borough Council Round 3 To link 2 coastal locations by developing a seafront route from the De La Warr Pavilion (Bexhill) to the Jerwood Gallery (Hastings) improving the visitor experience by implementing a 3 tier approach incorporating physical improvements, marketing and business and enterprise support. The project will have a unique cycling theme and will also feature an all year round indoor BMX/Skateboard facility close to Hastings pier. There will also be provision of cycle hire along the seafront to link all attractions. All new activities will be marketed through local partnership collaboration to capitalise on other tourism events including the reopening of Hastings Pier and the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. A significant number of enterprises in the cultural and visitor sector will benefit, creating direct and indirect jobs. £499,454 Hastings
Islands Partnership Round 3 The project will grow the tourism economy in the Isles of Scilly by developing event led tourism. It will support business development, employment and volunteering, local supply chain development, knowledge transfer and civic pride. It will support and safeguard jobs which threatened by the challenges of remote island tourism where transportation and accommodation costs are considerably higher than on the UK mainland. £202,750 Isles of Scilly
Lincolnshire County Council Round 3 Lincolnshire County Council through their Lincolnshire Coastal Observatories project seeks to deliver two stunning new visitor centres. The first at the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve replaces the previous centre severely damaged by flooding and winter storms in 2013. The second, the North Sea Observatory, will be at Chapel St Leonards. Both will provide information to help visitors understand the North Sea marine and coastal environment, coastal processes and rising sea levels. Each building will provide space to observe the sea and nearby environment and birdlife and wildlife therein. Both will have cafe, exhibition and display space and a range other activity will be provided to attract visitors all year round. £1,750,000 East Lindsey
Looe Music Festival Round 3 The project by Looe Music Festival aims to boost the local economy through the development of cultural tourism, addressing seasonality in this rural coastal community in Cornwall. The project will grow the existing volunteer-led annual autumn festival and create a second ‘out of season’ annual event in the winter time, delivering an extended season for a coastal community that is almost entirely dependent on tourism. Ultimately, it will deliver sustainable, long-term economic benefit for the town through cultural tourism. £149,677 Cornwall
Maldon District Council Round 3 The project will regenerate the coastal tourist economy of the Dengie Peninsula and Maldon coastline by promoting the area as a destination for visitors to enjoy the unique wild coast through a new Coastal Trail. The project will also offer themed coastal events and other recreational opportunities to attract more visitors to the area using the trail to link together attractions and promote the area as a visitor destination. It will also enable the town of Burnham-on-Crouch to become an access point to the RSPB’s Wallasea Island Wild Coast Project and a visitor destination in its own right through upgrading the pontoon and public realm in the town. £292,247 Maldon
Morecambe Bay Partnership Round 3 The project aims to make Morecambe Bay a shining example of sustainable tourism in the UK, creating a ‘must visit’ destination that offers a warm welcome to visitors old and new. This award will see the creation of the Sandy Gap Visitor Hub, cycling infrastructure and a CCF project officer. £297,542 South Lakeland
MV Balmoral Fund Ltd Round 3 The project will use their award to repair and refurbish the historic passenger ship Balmoral, bringing it back into service between May to September each year, with a renewed emphasis on visits to heritage coastline areas and historic piers and ports in England and Wales. MV Balmoral Fund Ltd will also develop a new museum role for the ship together with a new onboard catering and events facility. Restoration of the Balmoral will benefit local businesses, by bringing visitors by sea, and will directly create employment opportunities onboard and onshore. £344,000 City of Bristol
North Norfolk Railway Round 3 North Norfolk Railway will improve their facilities to positively respond to the increasing passenger numbers at their coastal heritage station in Sheringham. The project will expand the catering, shop, passenger and information facilities. It will lengthen existing platforms and create a meeting space for community use. At their Weybourne Workshop the project will develop their specialist engineering facilities with a view to maintaining their fleet of steam engines in-house. The project will benefit local businesses creating jobs and will also develop engineering capacity thereby safeguarding jobs and creating new employment opportunities. £497,163 North Norfolk
North Tyneside Round 3 North Tyneside Council will continue the regeneration of Whitley Bay seafront through the final restoration of Grade II listed Spanish City Dome, bringing the building into productive use for commercial and leisure based businesses. It will provide new retail space and create a new, all year round visitor destination in the town, which will be at the heart of a rejuvenated seafront. The refurbished building will accommodate local businesses from which wider employment benefits will be delivered. £2,000,000 North Tyneside
North York Moors National Park Authority Round 3 The project will boost the tourism economy of the North York Moors Coast by showcasing its special natural and cultural heritage, improving infrastructure and promoting new experiences and events. Titled, the “Sea Life, See Life” project, it seeks to develop the economy of 5 communities along the coast of the North York Moors. The project will showcase nature, fishing and culinary heritage as well as arts and traditional crafts. Local business will receive support through skills development, workshops, and mentoring. Small scale infrastructure developments including signage and display boards will enhance the visitor experience. A series of year round events and festivals will be developed and marketed to attract additional visitors to these areas. £455,000 Scarborough
Port of Blyth Round 3 Blyth Harbour Commission‟s project aims to create a modern vocational and leisure training facility that will facilitate both engineering and offshore training as a route to employment, as well as leisure activities for visitors and local communities. The aims of the project are to simultaneously increase confidence, develop key skills and inspire the community to take up employment opportunities emerging as a result of off -shore engineering developments, improving life chances and community cohesion. £500,000 Northumberland
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Round 3 Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council seeks through their Kirkleatham Catering Academy and Walled Garden project to create a first class Catering Academy through which training can be provided, to include apprenticeships, to local target beneficiary groups resulting in improved employment prospects. The academy will be located in the Pavilion at Kirkleatham attached to which is a Grade II listed walled garden with the latter being restored to similarly develop opportunities for training towards employment in horticulture. The project will create jobs, apprenticeships and training places. £906,859 Redcar and Cleveland
Saltdean Lido CIC Round 3 Based in Brighton and Hove, the project will restore Saltdean Lido (one of only 3 remaining seaside lidos in England and the UK’s only Grade II* listed lido) and its iconic Art Deco building. It will create a unique tourist and leisure destination as well as a leisure complex, community hub and heritage centre with year-round sustainable jobs on-site. It will also create new indirect jobs by supporting existing businesses in the area and acting as a catalyst for new businesses. £2,295,572 City of Brighton & Hove
Scarborough Borough Council Round 3 The project will refurbish Scarborough‟s historic market hall to create a modern facility that meets the demands of today‟s consumers. In conjunction with the refurbishment the project will create new business spaces to allow existing businesses to expand and allow new local businesses to develop. A mezzanine floor will provide further accommodation for new enterprises and new employment opportunities. A new ‘virtual market’ will also be developed to promote local producers and suppliers regionally and nationally to further meet changing shopping habits and will be operated as a social enterprise providing much needed training opportunities. £2,780,000 Scarborough
Seaham Marina CIC Round 3 The project will continue the regeneration of the town of Seaham by creating new watersports and improved boatyard facilities including 23 additional berths; improve physical access to the beach and to the Heritage Coast path; pier railings, environmental work and an interpretation trail and will develop and operate a business support/training centre, offering business start-up, growth services and apprenticeship placements to marine-oriented, sports and leisure businesses. £1,743,979 County Durham
South Gloucestershire Council Round 3 The project will tackle the barriers to employment faced by residents living in North Bristol and South Gloucestershire. It will specifically target areas where residents are particularly disadvantaged in terms of their skill levels, qualifications, employment experience and lack of transport by supporting business and social enterprise start-ups, improving transport links by establishing a new shuttle bus service and the creating of a safe 4.5 km cycle route. It will work with employers to understand their current and upcoming employee skill needs and delivering training, recruitment and job search services within customised, community based hubs. The project will benefit local businesses to boost employment opportunities for beneficiaries. £1,225,913 City of Bristol
South Ribble Borough Council Round 3 South Ribble Borough Council will regenerate an under used stretch of the Ribble coastline. The focus will be on Longton village centre, where improved parking, a new village market and a range of visitor events will contribute to this. In addition, premises will be developed to support business start-up, employment support and business incubation. Furthermore the village will be better connected to the coastal pathway with path and signage improvements that will encourage walkers into the village centre. £131,700 South Ribble
South Tyneside Council Round 3 To improve connectivity between the south and north promenades on South Shields Foreshore through upgrading an area of public realm. The project will improve the coastal path between Littlehaven and Sandhaven beaches and will complement previous public realm regeneration projects to the North and South promenades. A central area will be formed to ensure cohesive links. The project will increase visitor numbers and spend in the area generating and safeguarding jobs. £1,534,775 South Tyneside
Suffolk Coastal District Council Round 3 The project will build a more robust tourism economy along the Suffolk Coast, developing key assets, delivering events and expanding activities to attract visitors during the shoulder and off-seasons. The project will enhance a section of the Suffolk Coast Path Network, develop products to assist with the growth and expansion of food tourism; install a sculptural viewing platform at Snape Maltings and establish an annual children‟s film festival each February. £491,664 Waveney
Sunderland City Council Round 3 The project will create a year round programme of events and attractions at Sunderland seafront. This will be supported by the installation of vital infrastructure to allow the events to take place, and by equipping the business community with the skills needed to deliver new events. This project will draw visitors to the area, generating additional visitor spend and attracting significant new private investment. £540,000 Sunderland
Tate St Ives Round 3 The project will refurbish and extend Tate St Ives. The new facilities will include a new apse gallery which will connect the existing gallery to the new extension; a new suite of learning and event spaces; increased capacity for visitors in the reception, cloakrooms, café, new exhibition space, staff accommodation and training space. In addition, a public garden with extraordinary sea views will be created on the roof, providing a new open-air space for local residents and visitors to enjoy. £3,872,067 Cornwall
Thanet District COuncil Round 3 The project will enhance the visitor experience based on Thanet’s unique coast and associated heritage assets that will draw visitors throughout the year and encourage people to explore and extend their stay. Regular events will be held (trails, cycle rides, scavenger hunts, sand art, sports activities, storytelling) celebrating Thanet‟s heritage including Turner, Darwin, TS Eliot, Victorian and Georgian tourism. £247,131 Thanet
The British Rotorcraft Museum Round 3 The British Rotorcraft and Avon Air Collection in Weston super Mare will increase visitor numbers and sustainability at this unique museum by enhancing the facilities and employing new staff to encourage new visitors to the attraction and the town generally. This will also benefit the ‘Junction 21’ Enterprise Area in North Somerset and a number of other local businesses./td> £138,429 North Somerset
The Conservation Volunteers Round 3 To improve the Solent Way coastal path through upgrading, developing adjoining circular routes and better signage. The upgrades to the path will also be marketed through website /social media and installing Quick Response Codes which allow visitors to download mobile content about their location, points of interest and local amenities. The improved path will attract visitors to local businesses, increasing visitor spend in the local economy. £359,424 Eastleigh
Torbay EDC Round 3 Torbay Council will create job opportunities, support local businesses, and develop key industry sectors within the region by developing a three strand strategy to support business and employment growth. They will to create an Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre to promote growth in their hi tech cluster, support diversification within the retail and tourism sector by supporting new and existing business through a “Route to Retail” programme and develop an events programme to promote local tourism. £1,575,000 Torbay
Torridge District Council Round 3 The project will repair and upgrade the coastal resorts of Westward Ho! and Bucks Mills and put in place a business support training programme. This will be a foundation for economic growth in two communities hit hard by the winter storms of 2013/14. In Westward Ho! this will include- sea wall repairs, beach access, promenade upgrades, a play trail and interpretation and repairs to Rock swimming pool. In Bucks Mills, the programme will replace the slipway and access to the beach destroyed by the storms. Both projects will have associated training, employability and marketing schemes. £417,380 Torridge
Worthing Council Round 3 The project will establish a ‘Creative Hub’ in Worthing, providing affordable workspace for the creative community and a focus for business support. The Hub will offer affordable work space for arts, design, digital and associated professionals, providing a space in which to work, offer training and exhibit and sell their work. This will allow local businesses to become established and to expand as well as creating a destination for residents and visitors. £245,556 Worthing
Furness Enterprise Limited Round 3 Furness Enterprise Ltd will accelerate regeneration in Barrow and the surrounding areas to capitalise on all proposed inward investments in this UK Assisted Area. The project will provide specialist business support to improve the capabilities of the supply chains of local companies to enable them to maximise future business opportunities within diverse industries that are relatively new to the area. Local businesses will also be supported to provide training opportunities for local people to retrain and/or upskill in industry sectors that would not have been seen as viable options before targeted regeneration programmes. £864,892 Barrow-in-Furness
Lancashire County Council Round 3 The project will unlock the heritage potential of Lancaster’s historic St George’s Quay. The funding will be sued to restore the cobbled surface around the historic eighteenth century warehouses and provide links to heritage sites including Lancaster Castle and green spaces in the city centre. £240,000 Lancaster
Glenarm Buildings Preservation Trust Round 1 Based in Glenarm Village, Glenarm Buildings Preservation Trust’s two year project will see the regeneration of the currently derelict Seaview Old School to provide craft, community, and tourism facilities. With capital funding, the project aims to develop a visitor attraction in the area to encourage increased tourism and create direct jobs. The project will also save local jobs and encourage indirect employment in the local tourism sector. £265,000 Larne
Learning to Grow Round 1 Based in Ballycarry, Larne, Learn to Grow’s two year project will see the development of a water sourcing and bottling resource at the Magheramorne Quarry in the shores of Larne Lough. The project aims to provide carbon neutral water based on sustainable and ethical principles, and to create job and volunteering opportunities. With capital and revenue funding, the ‘Glás Water’ project will be a partnership project between Learn to Grow and Acceptable Enterprise Larne that will see the creation of direct sustainable jobs and indirect supplier employment. £158,465 Larne
Kilkeel Development Association Limited Round 2 The project will deliver Northern Ireland’s first lobster hatchery which will produce juvenile lobsters for release into the wild to sustain the local lobster population in the longer term. The hatchery will also provide an educational resource through which awareness and understanding of lobsters will be improved. A partnership with Queens University, Belfast will develop a research resource from which better practice husbandry processes will be developed for lobster development. CCF funding will purchase hatchery equipment able to support onward growth of 100,000 lobsters per annum and revenue costs. £260,872 Newry and Mourne
Moyle District Council Round 2 Moyle District Council and Glenariff Improvement Group will transform a derelict building into a Coastal Centre in Waterfoot, County Antrim. The refurbishment will provide a beach café and visitor experience celebrating the rich cultural history of the Sea of Moyle. It will become an additional attraction and stop off point for visitors travelling along the scenic Causeway Coastal Route and also for a growing number of canoeists/kayakers exploring the coast for leisure purposes. The project will bring employment opportunities in retail, catering and tourism as well as a community facility not available locally. Local artists and craft makers will be provided with retail space for their goods. £186,560 Moyle
Carrickfergus Enterprise Round 3 Carrickfergus Enterprise will organise and deliver a two-year programme of business support and training throughout the coastal area between Newtownabbey and Larne. It will also work with local businesses to develop a collaborative marketing strategy which aims to attract more visitors to the area and to increase the average visitor spend. £77,080 Carrickfergus
Ballycastle Town Market Round 3 Ballycastle Town Market will provide sustainable business facilities, support, marketing and training, to local craftspeople and food producers to lead to sustainable economic growth. The project will purchase 15 pop-up marquees to allow local craftspeople to trade to local people and tourists alike at the waterfront area in Ballycastle. This will be supported by business workshops for all market members to share their learning. £96,901 Moyle
Causeway Enterprise Agency Ltd Round 3 Causeway Enterprise Agency in partnership with The National Trust Northern Ireland aim to create a space where local artists and crafters can grow, and encourage both inward investment and tourism to Bushmills and the wider Causeway Coast area and promoting sustainability of economic growth, job creation and retention. The project will support the creation of craft and creative businesses, which will in turn increase employment in the area. In the long term the project aims to establish the ‘craft village of Bushmills’ which will draw in tourists from surrounding attractions like the Giants Causeway and stimulate economic growth in the area. £120,000 Coleraine
Bayview Synergy Space Round 3 Bayview Synergy Space Ltd aims to provide affordable co-working and co-retailing space for up to 26 small businesses from the creative and food sectors. The project will refurbish the ground floor of a semi-derelict former care home located on the Newcastle seafront to create a shared retailing/exhibition area, two workshops/studios and a prep-kitchen, which will be available for rent on a flexible basis. Mentoring and development support will be provided for new start businesses and existing businesses seeking to relocate. £96,944 Down
Ocean Veg. Round 3 To further develop and operate a kelp ‘nursery’ laboratory on Rathlin Island to provide Ocean Veg Ireland Ltd. with young kelp plants for growing out at sea to enhance production levels to meet increasing demand from retail, food manufacturers and restaurants across the UK. The laboratory will also function as an educational and visitor attraction and will work closely with further education establishments and link into other local tourism businesses. £71,844 Moyle
Raithlin Island Development Association Round 3 Rathlin Island Development and Community Association will develop ‘The Manor House’, a listed building adjacent to the harbour on the island. Refurbishment will see the building upgraded from B&B accommodation to a hotel offering full restaurant and beverage facilities. The upgraded building will support increased visitor numbers and fit with other types of accommodation and other visitor attractions on the island. £734,642 Moyle
Coleraine Harbour Round 3 This project will improve harbour storage and engineering facilities to benefit the boating and tourism communities at Coleraine Harbour and along the Causeway Coast combating the decline in traditional cargo handling. Businesses operating from the refurbished facilities will provide employment in marine engineering, marine painting, marine joinery and GRP moulds/glass fibre repair with further indirect jobs in supplies and tourism. £280,000 Coleraine
Argyll and Bute Council Round 1 The project will increased access to water-based tourism through the delivery of 7 water access points throughout tourism locations in the region. It will deliver apprenticeships in-line with developing its sea tourism-based activities and through placements in local sea tourism businesses. £369,199 Argyll and Bute
Bute Forest Ltd Round 1 The project will launch a community timber products business, attract tourists to the Island and create jobs. The income from the business will enable the community to develop the forest as a tourist attraction to include a visitor centre, ego lodges, bunk house, bike trails, adventure playgrounds, kayak jetty and wilderness campsite. £71,285 Argyll and Bute
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Round 1 Based in Ardveenish on the Island of Barra the project will create a modern, fit for purpose harbour to complement public and private investment in the fishing fleet and processing. The project will safeguard existing fishing employment, and support new jobs in the processing new fisheries and aquaculture. £283,341 Eilean Siar
Gigha Trading Limited Round 1 The project will re-position and improve existing visitor moorings and expand the number and type of moorings on offer. Make navigation improvements to Ardminish Bay and refurbish the jetty and pontoon. These improvements will increase marine tourism on the island, create and secure local tourist industry and harbour maintenance jobs. £270,925 Argyll and Bute
Lochaber Fisheries Trust Ltd Round 1 The project will support inshore and migratory fisheries centred in the small coastal communities of Lochaber, northwest Scotland. It will ensure the long-term viability of the fisheries, while environmentally-responsible management will provide a means of adding value to both commercial and recreational fisheries. Additional marketing will increase visitor numbers. The project will sustain enable the creation of new jobs in the fisheries sector. £75,882 Highland
Skye Sailing Club Round 1 The club will purchase, renovate and extend the Scorrybreac boat house in Portree to create the opportunity for more jobs, enhance the leisure provision available to the community, provide activity holidays for visitors to the island and provide training opportunities for local aquaculture industries. £358,708 Highland
The Highland Council – Planning and Development Service Round 1 Based in Thurso, Caithness, this project will resurface the existing slipway and install a portable breakwater to allow larger vessels to access Thurso harbour. It will also enable berthing of leisure craft. This will be phase one of a two phase project, that will ultimately see the creation of the Thurso Harbour Centre. £73,360 Highland
The Long and Winding Way Round 1 The project by the Long & Winding Way Company will continue development of the Kintyre Way to become a world class tourist attraction which attracts visitors and promotes and enables local tourism business expansion. Extending the route by a further 12 miles will increase visitors to the area and the project will also promote links with other coastal path communities. £240,000 Argyll and Bute
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust Ltd Round 2 Based in Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull, Scotland, the Hebridean Whales and Dolphin Trust Ltd’s project aims to improve eco-tourism on the West coast of Scotland, bring in new revenue streams for the local communities and creating new and helping to safeguard existing jobs within marine and tourism based business. This project will improve the visitor centre, work with other organisations and communities, and keep up-to-date records of marine life in the area. This will enable the group to provide reliable information to both visitors and eco-tourist providers, and monitor the biodiversity of the area. Across the Inner Hebrides 15 locations will be supported through training and developing volunteers to record sightings across their area and work with their community and local business by providing education and tourist materials to sustain and enhance marine based eco-tourism. £123,185 Argyll and Bute
Leverburgh Moorings Association Round 2 The project by Leverburgh Moorings Association seeks capital funding to create a slipway and dry berthing pad, which will facilitate hauling out, drying and maintenance of the local fishing fleet and other vessels using the harbour. The project will sustain existing local jobs in fishing and tourism whilst also opening up opportunties for commercial and tourist vessels. £87,600 Eilean Siar
Mull and Iona Community Trust Round 2 Mull & Iona Community Trust’s project aims to provide Ulva Ferry, on the west coast of Mull, with a pontoon and shore facilities to attract visiting yachtsmen, tour operators, campers and fishermen to visit this remote but stunning part of the Inner Hebrides and thereby provide direct and indirect employment opportunities whilst also safeguarding existing jobs through business support and development. MICT’s project is for Phase 1 of a two Phase scheme. Phase 1 involves the installation of a pontoon system and berths for 6 yachts with an additional 3 visitor moorings. £451,282 Argyll and Bute
Port Ellen Harbour Association Limited Round 2 Based in Port Ellen, Islay, the Harbour Association aims to promote economic growth through expansion of their existing marina facility, directly creating a Harbour Master position and indirect employment in local shops, restaurants, bars etc. The Marina is currently at full capacity throughout the summer months. The funding sought will install extended pontoon facilities which will enable a range of larger tourist vessels to berth and will also support survey, maintenance and employee transfer boats currently engaged in offshore tidal and wind turbine renewable energy projects during the winter months. £345,173 Argyll and Bute
Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust Round 2 This two year project by the Shetland Fisheries Training Centre Trust, aims to improve the local economy through research into the commercial production and use of marine seaweeds. The project will establish the infrastructure and expertise to facilitate diversification towards a viable seaweed production industry within Shetland using sustainable, environmentally friendly growing techniques. The project will create direct jobs in the seaweed rope hatchery and management and further indirect jobs through transportation, processing etc. £293,290 Shetland Islands
Stronsay Community Council Round 2 Stronsay Community Council seek capital support towards renovating the ‘Fish Mart’ building, to create a multi-purpose community space in the heart of the village that can be used for a range of social events. Renovation of the Fish Mart also includes transforming a hostel area to create four family friendly en-suite bedrooms, a self-catering kitchen and lounge area. The project also involves upgrading the community/café section of the building with a modern purpose built kitchen and multi-purpose seating space for diners. These changes will attract visitors to the island and therefore greater visitor spend, while at the same time providing new opportunities for Island residents to access a range of services. £104,000 Orkney Islands
The Three Harbours Association Round 2 The Three Harbours Association’s project aims to create a multi-purpose small boat/canoeing/kayaking/sailing/ diving school in the former boat store adjacent to Cullen Harbour, Moray and which will support economic development and training opportunities across the former fishing communities of Cullen, Findochty and Portknockie on the Moray Firth. The capital build element will support the extensive refurbishment of the currently derelict building to provide a hub for the delivery of all activities. The facilities will be available for local hire and will include a workshop, storage, meeting (indoor & outdoor) /teaching/exhibition space and refreshment facilities. £408,375 Moray
Transition Black Isle Round 2 Transition Black Isle’s project aims to develop cycle tourism on The Black Isle. Linking with other routes within Cromarty and Easter Ross, the project will publish routes, provide visitor information and signage, improve routes, establish a community enterprise bike hire company and offer guided bike trips of the area to boost cycle-tourism and bring new visitors to the area, particularly in the off-peak season. Collaborating with existing tourism businesses, as well as existing transport providers, TBI will use the area’s widely recognised wildlife and heritage to establish the Black Isle as a major cycling destination, providing the area with a sound basis for sustained economic growth and job creation. £123,504 North Ayrshire
Venture Trust Round 2 Based at their recently refurbished Hartfield House Centre at Applecross, this project by the Venture Trust aims to boost the local economy and create jobs locally. Venture Trust reopened the House in April 2013 as a SYHA affiliated hostel and have launched Venture Mhor as a social enterprise to support their charitable activities. Funding will support Phase 2 of the refurbishment works, carrying out additional capital works to improve facilities and support the delivery and marketing of adventure tourism activities which will increase visitors to the area. £144,862 Highland
West Harris Trust Round 2 West Harris Trust as a community landowner seeks funds to establish a Community Enterprise Centre close to Horgabost . The building will become the hub of community, visitor and business activity and will provide facilities for social and private enterprise, community activities and tourism facilities, the aim of which is to create much needed economic development and employment opportunities. £150,000 Eilean Siar
Argyll and Bute Council Round 3 Based in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute this project aims to redevelop the Grade A listed Rothesay Pavilion on the town’s seafront into a centre for cultural, commercial and community use, to comprise a year round programme of exhibitions, a cafe/restaurant, retail, meeting and function space and office space for business lets. The project will carry out repairs to the roof; windows, stonework and architectural features, and the redevelopment of the building will create direct jobs for local people and support the island economy by boosting visitor numbers. £600,000 Argyll and Bute
Barra & Vatersay Community Ltd Round 3 To install a set of pontoons in Castlebay Harbour for the use of the local water sports clubs, local residents and visiting yachtsmen to improve access to marine pursuits and increase the safety of water sports participants. The project will directly benefit the existing water sports clubs and yachtsmen and will indirectly benefit the local shops, hotels and cafes by encouraging more visitors to the island due to the increased facilities available. £698,568 Na h’Eileanan an Iar
Campbeltown Community Business Limited Round 3 To place the restored historic Campbeltown Picture House at the centre of the town’s regeneration. Campbeltown Community Business Ltd will restore the 1930’s A-listed Picture House and add contemporary facilities which will radically improve the audience experience and ensure that the venue can operate successfully as a sustainable community-based business and cultural hub for the wider Kintyre peninsula. £409,724 Argyll and Bute
Camuscross and Duisdale Initiative Round 3 Based in Sleat on the Isle of Skye, the award will contribute to the creation of a community hub with an activity space, shop and café, with a focus on local food, including local seafood run as social enterprises, providing local employment, for the benefit of our coastal community and visitors, including those who arrive by ferry. £712,775 Highland
Carbost Pier Round 3 The project will complete the provision of harbour facilities at Carbost on the west coast of the Isle of Skye by constructing a boat launching slipway and completing the upgrade of the access road to the pier, slipway, and pontoon jetty, benefitting the local economy through additional demand for shore support and maintenance, watersports, retail and tourism provision. £170,200 highland
Colintraive and Glendaruel Development Trust Round 3 To make improvements to the Cowal Way, a 57 mile coastal path connecting Portavadie in south west Cowal to Loch Lomond and raising the path to the standard required of ‘Scotland’s Great Trails’ to benefit from greater and sustained promotion that such trails enjoy. The project will create direct employment and will benefit businesses along the route. £329,650 Argyll and Bute
Findhorn Village Centre Round 3 This project based in Findhorn in Moray will refurbish the existing Victorian style hostel to modern, energy efficient standards, upgrading heating, insulation, windows, kitchen and living space to extend the length of the letting season. A new marketing campaign will draw in more visitors (groups and individuals) to the refurbished hostel offering high quality accommodation at a low cost all year round. £167,437 Moray
Global Yell Round 3 The project will improve facilities; provide sustainable employment and generate an income for GlobalYell Ltd which will support the textile industries of Shetland in particular and weaver development more broadly – providing jobs and opportunities in Shetland and benefiting the sector through supply chain development from manufacture through to retailing. £95,000 Shetland Islands
Lochboisdale Development Limited Round 3 To transform redundant quayside space in Lochboisdale in South Uist into a vibrant and commercially productive area. Capital works will enhance and develop the quayside ensuring that it is easier to access by all and a pontoon will provide access to the water. Digital interpretation screens will provide cultural and heritage information for visitors and involve the local community in producing the content for these digital pods. The overall plan will incorporate a seating area, shelter, landscaping and a viewpoint feature to help create the space as an attractive destination boosting tourism and local business. £221,973 Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Papay Development Trust Round 3 The project will establish an integrated environmental conservation, heritage and crafts programme for the island of Papa Westray (or Papay) in the Orkney Islands through the creation of direct jobs, benefitting the local community co-operative, small businesses and wider island community. £179,108 Orkney Islands
Scottish Wildlife Trust Round 3 This 1 year project based in Lochinver in the Highlands of Scotland aims to address the lack of employment and training in this remote area by supporting a tree nursery social enterprise creating sustainable jobs, providing much needed training and practical experience to local beneficiaries. £127,447 Highland
Shetland Amenity Trust Round 3 To establish a fully accredited training programme to equip future generations with the skills necessary to build, repair and maintain traditional Shetland wooden boats, thereby preserving a precious and fragile skills resource. The project will also upgrade the historic boat sheds adjacent to Shetland Museum and Archive, and construct a boat building workshop and storage facility. £105,000 Shetland Islands
Stornoway Port Authority Round 3 To create a floating heavy duty pontoon in Stornoway Harbour of a sufficiently large and high standard to attract and accommodate super yachts and small cruise ships that until now have not viewed the Western Isles, Scotland or indeed the UK as potential cruising ground. The project aims to generate local employment though additional visitor numbers and expenditure. £250,000 Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Tarbert Harbour Authority Round 3 The project will upgrade smaller summer pontoons and provide additional berthing facilities for larger boats and better disabled access at the harbour on Loch Fyne. The project will increase visitor capacity, enable the growth of the existing business and benefit local businesses, creating indirect and direct jobs. The planned upgrades will further enhance the economic opportunities that are being experienced in the wider Clyde estuary. £500,000 Argyll and Bute
The Dornoch Area CIC Round 3 Based in Dornoch, East Sutherland, this project aims to increase visitor spend by implementing a marketing strategy to develop the day trip market, attract more tourists in the shoulder months and encourage longer visitor stay. The strategy includes a holistic approach to on and off-site digital and physical signposting. £99,820 Highland
The Scottish Submarine Trust Round 3 The grant will contribute to exhibition infrastructure for the Scottish Submarine Museum which will attract visitors to our town centre and in so doing, create employment, sustain jobs, regenerate the town centre and educate visitors about the history of submarines The museum will be unique and expects to receive 25,000 visitors per annum which will benefit local businesses through increased visitor spend. £106,000 Argyll and Bute
The Unst Partnership Round 3 The project will develop and promote tourism on Unst in the Shetland Islands by bringing together existing services, providers and organisations to maximise Unst’s tourism potential. The partnership will create a tourism strategy, run events and tour packages and build up the local economy whilst promoting local tourism providers through an enhanced website. £63,098 Shetland Islands
Tighean Innse Gall Round 3 The project will support and improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewables for B & B’s, self catering and small tourism related businesses throughout the Western Isles and promote the islands as an eco-tourism destination “The Energy Isles – Low carbon tourism in the Outer Hebrides”. £497,419 Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Tobermory Harbour Association Round 3 The project will deliver improvements to visitor facilities and infrastructure at Tobermory Harbour on the Isle of Mull. Car park, signage and promenade improvements will better connect facilities in and around the Harbour area, supporting local tourist, hotel, catering and nature tour businesses, and creating direct and indirect jobs within the local and wider island economy. £212,082 Argyll and Bute
Uist Wool Round 3 Based on North Uist in the Western Isles, the project will construct a wool centre and drying loft at the existing Mill creating an interpretative area, workshop, office, amenities, and passive solar drying loft. The project will secure jobs through enterprise and tourism throughout the islands communities. £125,000 Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Vatersay Community Association Round 3 CCF funding will contribute to the upgrade and extension of the community hub on the Island of Vatersay in the Western Isles, creating a unique multi-purpose Centre incorporating first class community and visitor facilities which will create and sustain jobs, support marine development and encourage future business opportunities within the small island community. £220,000 Na hj-Eileanan an Iar
Wild Things Round 3 The project will strengthen wildlife tourism in Moray by enhancing coastal path networks, conserving fragile coastal habitats, and providing training and work experience for our local communities. The project will directly create new jobs, an apprentice post and provide training, skills, qualifications and work experience for local people. £142,647 Moray
Angus Council Round 1 Delivered in West Links, Arbroath, the project will increase visitors to the area by increasing and enhancing the leisure and commercial facilities. Diversifying the economy from fishing village to a popular tourist location will in turn boost the socio-economic profile of the area and provide employment and volunteering opportunities. £220,000 Angus
Clackmannanshire Council Round 1 Based on the Forth Estuary in Clackmannanshire, the project will develop access to wetland habitats, engage local communities, prepare a sustainable flood management scheme and create Modern Apprenticeships and job opportunities in the field of coastal and land management, providing work experience with relevant qualifications in nature conservation, flood and water industries, design engineering and surveying. £230,000 Clackmannanshire
East Lothian Council Round 1 Based in Musselburgh, covering the East Lothian Coastline areas of Carberry, Preston, Seton, Gosford, North Berwick and Dunbar, this project aims to develop new and upgrade existing paths and bridges to improve the quality of the coastal routes and provide better access for cyclists and walkers. The project will work in partnership to deliver a community volunteering programme and a work experience programme to improve the skills of local young people, whilst enhancing the coastal network to improve the tourism infrastructure. £270,916 East Lothian
Eyemouth Harbour Trust Round 1 The project will deliver pontoon facilities. The facilities will accommodate berthing for a range of leisure vessel and provide passenger access to the shore via a gangway. Funding will contribute towards the installation of the floating pontoons, non slip decking and serviced bollards connected to quayside fresh water and electricity supply. £115,487 Scottish Borders
Eyemouth Museum Trust Limited Round 1 Eyemouth Museum Trust in partnership with Gunsgreen House Trust aims to create a tourism hub within Eyemouth Museum and market the town. The project will deliver an enhanced tourism hub to specifically inform visitors to the area of the local attractions. It will also install touch screen information points at four outdoor locations with maps of all local facilities and upgrade directional signage within the town. £60,000 Scottish Borders
Fife Council Round 1 Focussed on Leven, this coastal woodland regeneration project aims to create opportunities for a wide range of training and work experience in woodland management, watercourse and playing field management, crop research and research opportunities for renewable energy production. A partnership between Fife Council and local colleges will create trainee positions with sustainability based on the establishment of the project’s own social enterprise. £175,000 Fife
Inverclyde Council Round 1 Inverclyde Council will promote economic growth in the local area by establishing a coastal trail along the Inverclyde Waterfront which aims to create a resource to attract domestic and cruise ship tourists and in turn create jobs in the tourism/hospitality /service sector. The grant will fund apprentice positions. £370,812 Inverclyde
Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company Round 1 The Irvine Bay Urban Regeneration Company project will encourage more residents and visitors to access the beach by providing easier access, signage and parking facilities and incorporate an apprenticeship element for the construction of the facilities. £90,000 North Ayrshire
Scottish Maritime Museum Trust Round 1 This project will establish a boat building workshop and training programme at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine. It will upgrade facilities in the workshop and offer accredited training to apprentices. Following the programme it will set up a social enterprise utilising the skills of some of the apprentices to provide boat building skills and repair work locally. £221,275 North Ayrshire
Seton Care Round 1 Seton Care will use the grant to deliver two training and employment programmes in coastal areas from the Forth to East Berwickshire. The project aims to provide training to those in the fisheries, offshore and processing sectors who have few or no qualifications, and support work experience and placement to young unemployed people. £50,001 Scottish Borders
Cambo Institute Round 2 The Cambo Institute in the East Neuk of Fife will restore a number of heritage buildings on the Cambo Estate. This is part of their vision to establish a cultural centre which will provide employment opportunities, provision of space for exhibitions, opportunities for local artists and crafts people to sell their work, and space for food businesses to sell produce at a farm shop. £100,000 Fife
Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group Round 2 Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group (EGH) will set up and establish the new Devil’s Porridge Museum in Dumfries and Galloway which will continue to share the story of the WW1 munitions heritage of this region. EGH aim to attract more visitors by providing high quality and accessible interactive displays. In addition, they intend to employ a Museum/Education Officer to enable them to achieve the highest standards of museum professionalism and to allow them to involve community groups as well as local and regional school parties from both sides of the border. £158,700 Dumfries and Galloway
Fife Coast and Countryside Trust Round 2 Fife Coast and Countryside Trust seeks to improve the Fife Coastal Path through upgrading, re-routing and improvements. The project will restore Pathhead Sands to bathing beach standards and upgrade safety equipment on Fife’s bathing beaches to improve and support the visitor experience. A number of coastal path sections will be improved with some re-routing to avoid use of public roads and to improve safety where significant erosion has impacted the existing path. In support of improvements elements of woodland management and removal of invasive plants and restore natural habitats. The improvements overall will attract additional visitors and make tourist and hospitality businesses along the path more accessible to walkers which in turn will lead to additional tourism expenditure and job creation. £275,147 Fife
Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery Round 2 The Firth of Forth Lobster Hatchery Limited seeks to develop a lobster hatchery based within North Berwick Harbour in a new container that will house both the hatchery equipment and further develop their small visitor centre. Additional visitors attracted to the area as a result of the new set up will contribute to the local economy leading to potential for indirect job creation. £153,156 East Lothian
North Ayrshire Council Round 2 This project by North Ayrshire Council will boost the local economy creating direct and indirect jobs in tourism and hospitality through the creation of an additional 28 mooring berths at Millport, Whiting Bay, Blackwaterfoot and Pirnmill, benefitting the rural island economies of Cumbrae and Arran. In addition, the project will support certificated tourism customer service training places within these coastal communities. £99,160 North Ayrshire
Stonehaven Town Partnership Round 2 Stonehaven Town Partnership seeks funding to set up and operate a Land Train service linking the town’s tourist destinations, and employ a project manager to oversee the LT project and pursue other, identified, development opportunities to improve the town tourism base. 2 carriages will run between the historic Dunnottar Castle on the southern outskirts of Stonehaven through the town to the Caravan Park and heated outdoor pool at the northern end. £219,336 Aberdeenshire
The Adam Smith Global Foundation Round 2 The Adam Smith Global Foundation aims to develop a 19th Century listed building linked to the internationally recognised economist and leader of the Scottish Enlightenment Adam Smith, who was born in Kirkcaldy. Centrally located on the Esplanade in the town’s “Merchant Quarter”, the new Visitor Centre (ground floor) and Enterprise Hub (first floor) will provide exhibition and retail space celebrating his life and achievements as well as incubation space for 3 new businesses. The Visitor Centre will also act as a focus for international visitors and events associated with Adam Smith and contribute to the regeneration of the town, creating jobs supporting tourism, retail in crafts/creative industries and heritage. £292,143 Fife
The Arran Access Trust Round 2 Arran Access Trust (AAT) aim to enhance the existing coastal walking trail, the Arran Coastal Way close to Lamlash, Brodick, Lochranza and Kildonan, upgrading existing sections, creating new sections and adding interpretation and signage on this 65 mile circular trail around the coast of Arran. This project will increase visitor numbers and length of stay on Arran bringing increased visitor expenditure and an extension of the tourism season whilst creating new jobs within the tourism sector. AAT will bring the Arran Coastal Way up to the standard required to achieve Scotlands’ Great Trails accreditation and be recognised as the finest circular coastal route in Scotland. £182,813 North Ayrshire
The Gunsgreen House Trust Round 2 Gunsgreen House Trust’s project will develop a branded “Smugglers’ Coast” coastal trail, enhancing the existing and popular Berwickshire Coastal Path (between Eyemouth and St Abbs’ Head), providing a variety of interpretation materials and new access points to celebrate the area’s rich history. The improved trail will be developed in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland and Scottish Borders’ Council’s countryside access team and will involve creation of interpretation panels, IT applications and leaflets, displays at Gunsgreen House and NTS’ St Abbs’ Head reserve, improved paths enabling full access and a number of spurs connecting the identified sites with the road network. £118,125 Scottish Borders
The Ridge (Scotland) CIC Round 2 This two year project by The Ridge (Scotland) CIC, based in Dunbar, East Lothian will improve the local economy by directly creating jobs within the local community through delivering a tailored, accredited training programme providing job skills suited to the local job market (food production, horticulture, and fisheries) and creating the infrastructure for a new food and craft market promoting local produce and businesses and enabling access to the wider wholesale market. £200,000 East Lothian
North East Scotland Preservation Trust Round 3 The project will restore the derelict, category B listed buildings at Back Green, Portsoy and convert them into four star bunkhouse accommodation. The project will bring economic benefit to the whole area, support local businesses, create new jobs and apprenticeships, provide workplace training opportunities and safeguard local jobs. £450,000 Aberdeenshire
Dundee Museums Foundation Round 3 The grant will contribute to the delivery of the Victoria and Albert Museum of Design Dundee which will be an iconic cornerstone in Dundee’s waterfront regeneration, creating both direct and indirect jobs. £500,000 Dundee City
RSPB Round 3 The project will upgrade and expand the existing volunteer and visitor facilities at Loch of Strathbeg coastal nature reserve, creating volunteering roles annually and bringing significant economic benefit to the area from wildlife tourism and increased local expenditure. £53,520 City of Edinburgh
Ayr Renaissance Round 3 The project will establish a heritage trail in Ayr Town centre that connects visitor destinations with economic and transportation nodes. It will support local businesses and jobs by bringing more visitors into the town, creating new and safeguarding existing jobs. £95,000 South Ayrshire/td>
North Ayrshire Council Round 3 The grant will contribute to the wider regeneration of Brodick Harbour, which will make the Island of Arran an even more accessible destination, and will create employment opportunities in the tourism sector estimated through increased visitor numbers and expenditure. £350,000 North Ayrshire
Scottish Canals Round 3 The project will support the transformation of Bowling Basin in West Dunbartonshire into a vibrant tourism and leisure destination by improving the public realm and visitor facilities, and developing four new business units, which will create and safeguard jobs and bring wider economic benefits to the area. £782,413 Glasgow City
Scottish Fisheries Museum Round 3 The project will consolidate and develop boat-building and boat restoration/conservation as a sustainable activity at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther. This will conserve the Museum’s own vessels whilst keeping traditional boat-building skills alive and creating business and employment opportunities. £166,857 Fife
Fife Council Round 3 The project will result in the creation of a new Landing Platform at the Town Pier in North Queensferry. The overarching aim is to attract more visitors by waterborne means and to grow and sustain local economic infrastructure to support increased visitor numbers. £754,439 Fife
Dumfries and Galloway Council Round 3 The project will create a new vibrant visitors attraction and sea front asset within Agnew Park, Stranraer Waterfront. The project will create direct and indirect jobs and a number of modern apprenticeships and will sustain local jobs and businesses. £400,000 Dumfries and Galloway
Bay Leisure Limited Round 1 A Swansea based scheme with the aim of creating a Watersports Centre of Excellence to provide a range of activities using the natural assets of the beach and waterfront. £140,000 Swansea
Coastal Hawks Project CIC Round 1 Based in Conwy, this one year project aims to transform the former disused butterfly jungle on the Conwy Estuary into a falconry centre. £113,000 Conwy
Menter Y Felin Uchaf Cyf Round 1 Two year project on the Llyn Peninsula to create a permanent resource for the training of local people in specialist skills for developing new green and cultural tourist enterprises and volunteering opportunities. £203,810 Gwynedd
Penarth Arts and Crafts Limited Round 1 A two year project will support a Marketing and Activities Office for Penarth Pavilion. £199,140 The Vale of Glamorgan
Rhyl City Strategy Community Interest Company Round 1 This project is concerned with increasing micro-businesses, self-employment and entrepreneurship in the area. £300,000 Denbighshire
Carmarthenshire County Council Round 2 The project, over two years, aims to provide a Beach and Events complex in Pendine, Carmarthenshire. The site to be developed is adjacent to the Pendine Sands and Promenade and will create a new two-storey 528m2 multi use centre. The accommodation comprises of three independent retail units, public toilets and showers, cafe and associated storage on the ground floor. On the first floor there will be a large events room with dedicated bar, kitchen cellar and toilets. £300,000 Carmarthenshire
Colwyn Bay Watersports CIC Round 2 This two year project will deliver tuition in sailing, windsurfing and power-boating as well as canoe and kayak hire. The Coastal Communities Fund grant will enable the business to expand to meet demand by increasing the business management and staff resource and purchasing additional equipment and sailing craft. This expansion will create 4 FTE jobs, provide training to local young people and attracting tourist activity that will indirectly support other local businesses. £100,000 Conwy
Cwrw Llyn Cyf Round 2 The two year project aims to develop and expand a micro brewery enterprise in Nefyn, Gwynedd, making it more efficient and able to sustain and increase employment. The capital funding will contribute towards the purchase of a new gas steam kettle to double the companies brewing capacity, and part fund a new van to deliver and market the products over an increased area in north and mid Wales. The project will employ a new full time manager to oversee the expansion and day to day running of the business. £64,400 Gwynedd
Keep Wales Tidy Round 2 This two year project aims to further develop the Wales Coastal Path mobile phone App to provide detailed information on the wildlife, history and culture of the coast. It will be delivered in 25 communities across Pembrokeshire and Anglesey to encourage local tourism businesses to advertise via the App and work collectively to promote and enhance the visitor experience in their areas. It will also develop enhanced WiFi access along the path by working with local businesses to provide open access. £275,000 Cardiff
Milford Haven Port Authority Round 2 This two year project will promote the maritime heritage of Milford Haven and the Haven waterway through guided and audio tours of the docks and town, interpretative panels and interpretative boat tours. The project will undertake research into the areas maritime history, anecdotes and oral histories of local community residents. Green Badge qualified tour guides will utilise a portfolio made out of this material during their walks with the option of a “historic re-enactment”. £289,593 Pembrokeshire
Plas Heli Cyf. Round 2 This two year project aims to promote Pwllheli as “Calon Hwylio Cymru – the Heart of Welsh Sailing” and raise the profile of the Llyn as a tourist destination. A new Marketing Manager will be employed to develop a marketing campaign designed to capitalise on the new facility. It will market the venue for a range of international / national sailing events, increase berth uptake with potential customers in the UK and Europe, develop new business activities and out of season opportunities for the local economy. £120,000 Gwynedd
The Anglesey Sea Salt Company Limited Round 2 This two year project will provide a permanent building to house the organisation’s Salt-Cote and Visitor Centre. It will become a sustainable centre for sea salt production and visits. There will be two tours of the site, a basic window demonstration of the facilities and a tour aimed at “foodies” which will take them inside the new salt production facilities. The project will also house toilets which will be open to the public who walk along the Wales Coastal Path. £191,817 Isle of Anglesey
RSPB Cymru Round 3 This two year project will develop the existing visitor facilities at RSPB Cymru South Stack on the west coast of Anglesey to improve the tourism experience. The revenue element of the project will be used for salary costs of three existing visitor centre staff and one new post, along with marketing, overheads and other associated project costs. The capital part of the project will include the purchase of high definition cameras and a CCTV system which will be used to showcase the activities of various bird populations directly into the South Stack visitor centre and to the Ellins Tower information centre. Camera equipment will be installed for the first time on The Skerries, a rocky outcrop to the north east of South Stack, to catch live movements of the Arctic Tern colony. In addition, footpaths to and from the visitor centre that link with the Wales Coastal Path will be upgraded. £267,843 Isle of Anglesey
Porthcawl Harbourside Community Interest Company Round 3 Porthcawl Harbourside’s two year ‘Coastal Life and Watersports Centre’ project will further develop the Marina / Harbour quarter in the area by increasing boat capacity, providing new water sports activity provision as well as education facilities for visitors and locals. The main activities of the project will include the installation of dry racking facilities, the piloting and later launch of the ‘Coastal Encounters’ programme and local heritage education and recreation packages. Towards the end of the project a boat yard operator and education assistants will be hired to help run the facility, with additional indirect posts being created to help run tourist boat trips and other businesses. The project will benefit 15 local businesses, 8 sustainable direct/indirect jobs and 4 micro business as well as extend the tourism season. £297,597 Bridgend
Meithrinfa Gymraeg Derwen Deg Round 3 The two year project will establish a new full time Welsh language childcare provision in Llandudno Junction on the Conwy coast. In addition to child care services from 8:00am – 6:00pm, the project will also provide breakfast, after school and holiday clubs. Numerous services and activities for children aged 0-11 years are detailed. The project has purchased a 125 year lease on their premises. The building will also be utilised as a community facility after 6:00pm for various additional activities e.g. language lessons, training and community activities through the medium of Welsh. The project will create three full time and two part time jobs in year one, with an additional full time job to meet demand in year two. £283,898 Conwy
Cwm Harry Land Trust Ltd Round 3 This one year project will create a new cafe to serve the Moelyci Environmental Visitor and Education Centre just outside of Tregarth, near Bangor in Gwynedd. Cafe, kitchen equipment and tables and chairs will be purchased to equip the building so as to provide hot and cold refreshments to visitors and locals. The cafe will create one new job and will procure fresh food from local growers and the site. This will help to create four indirect jobs and safeguard one further job. In addition, bilingual signage, signposting and interpretation information will be improved to encourage more tourists to the centre. £75,000 Gwynedd
Cardiff Marine Group Ltd Round 3 The project will make significant improvements to Aberystwyth harbour & marina, upgrading the infrastructure of the marina pontoons and services to provide a destination led and integrated facility. The CCF application is the first stage of a larger three stage project to rejuvenate the harbour facilities, stage one will entail dredging the harbour basin to allow larger boats to moor, upgrade of existing marina pontoons, the addition of new berths (from 80 to 183), provision of improved services (wi-fi, electricity, water), aesthetic/visual improvements to the marinas presentation and provision of full marine services (repairs, engine servicing & boat brokerage). The applicant confirms they expect a split of 80% permanent moorings and 20% visitor moorings based on their other sites occupancy. The project will deliver both direct and indirect job opportunities, provide environmental assistance in relation to flooding and attract a greater volume of visitors to the area. £300,000 Ceredigion
Sustrans Limited Round 3 The two year project will construct a new walking and cycling path, which will link Pembrey to Kidwelly. It will provide direct access into Pembrey Country Park and the Millennium Coastal Path, both key tourism destinations along the Carmarthenshire coast. The path will also link to two existing walking and cycling routes that are popular with tourists and local users. In addition to the 1.6km path, which will be constructed along a disused railway line that runs through the heart of Pembrey, the project will also upgrade and install new signage along 10km of the route between Burry Port and Kidwelly. The route will form part of the Celtic Trail (NCN Route 4). The project, to be delivered in partnership with Carmarthenshire County Council (CCC), will benefit 79 local businesses and receive 50,000 users per year. £299,364 Carmarthenshire
Antur Waunfawr Round 3 Antur Waunfawr‟s 2 year project aims to develop a recently purchased existing business as a social enterprise that will provide bicycle sales, hire, repairs and recycling. The business will offer training and work experience by employing people with learning disabilities and unemployed or disadvantaged young people. The project will link with the Caernarfon Castle World Heritage Site and will provide a range of bicycles for hire including specialist bikes for people with disabilities. A Business Development Officer will be appointed to co-ordinate the development of the business, together with a Cycle Development Officer, 4 trainee/work experience posts and 6 part-time apprenticeships/training posts through Jobs Growth Wales. £238,056 Gwynedd
Becws Islyn Bakery Ltd Round 3 This two year project will develop the small, family-run Becws Islyn Bakery business, enabling them to produce a greater amount of artisan products to maximise sales opportunities with local residents, tourists and local businesses. The revenue element of the project will cover full-time salary costs of an existing Bakery Manager post and two new posts of Assistant Manager and Baker. Capital funding will be used to purchase new bakery equipment, develop second floor rooms into workshops for community baking groups, and a vehicle to widen their distribution networks. £132,000 Gwynedd
Tape Community Music and Film Limited Round 3 This two year project will establish an annual film festival. The festival will take place along the coast of North Wales, in Denbighshire and Conwy. The festival will take place in October each year in order to stimulate increased tourist traffic and spend at a critical time of year to secure enhanced, extended employment and business opportunities. The project will work in partnership with local organisations to use existing community arts hubs. The revenue element of this project will cover the part time salary costs of a project manager, 2 festival workers, 4 film project workers and a heritage project lead. The capital budget will cover equipment including a PA system, projectors and screens, generator, seating, laptop and gazebos. £224,304 Conwy
Groundwork North Wales Round 3 This two year project involves the purchase of a purpose built sales tricycle and recruiting and training persons to operate it along a section of the North Wales Coastal Path, providing tourist information, basic first aid and hot drinks and other refreshments to walkers and cyclists using the path. The revenue elements of the project will cover full time salary costs of one FTE Project Officer who will operate the tricycle. Capital funding will be used to purchase the tricycle. The tricycle will be equipped with a battery which will heat the water (partially recharged by a solar panel) and storage space for cups, powdered drinks, sugar and milk. Machines are equipped with a builtin water tank, on-board waste tank, sink unit and storage area. Customers will be charged an extra amount per cup on a deposit basis, refundable when the cup is returned to the vendor. This is to reduce the likelihood of rubbish being abandoned on the path and to encourage other walkers to collect any cups they see dumped to reclaim the deposit. £54,615 Conwy
Chapel Bay Fort & Museum Round 3 The two year project, based in Angle on the Pembrokeshire coast will provide improved access and support a larger overall project of restoring a unique Ancient Scheduled Monument. The site will be opening to the public as a Museum and interpretation centre for the military and social history of Pembrokeshire. The capital grant will enable widening the entrance from the road, grading and surfacing the access road, creating passing spaces and a hard stand parking area. Full year-round public access will ensure the economic viability and sustainability of the enterprise and its contribution to the local economy, through increased tourism and the creation of direct and indirect jobs. The project will create three FTE construction jobs in 2015, with up to six FTE jobs in the cafe, museum and maintenance of the site by December 2016. £270,626 Pembrokeshire
Vale of Glamorgan Council Round 3 Vale of Glamorgan County Council’s “Maximising the employment potential of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast‟ project will encourage the development of new businesses along the Heritage Coast. This will be achieved through a number of activities including the employment of a full time specialist Glamorgan Heritage Coast Activities Development Officer, the creation of business storage units for off and on shore activities, the replacement of the slipway at Dunraven Bay and the placement of interpretative units. By creating this new infrastructure, new businesses will be able to locate on Dunraven Bay and the Heritage Coast will benefit from increased awareness and exposure. The Vale Of Glamorgan County Council will also use funds, such as £40,000 from the Local Development Strategy, to test the feasibility of new activities along the coast with pilots. £224,760 The Vale of Glamorgan
Menter Aberteifi Cyfyngedig Round 3 Menter Aberteifi Cyf‟s 2 year project will re-establish and develop Cardigan Market Hall as a sustainable business hub for market traders and micro-enterprises The aim of the project is to aid the development of new businesses and safeguard a cluster of 18 existing micro-businesses. The Market Hall will be will managed and promoted to create a vibrant hub for local traders and producers, creating a sense of place and increasing footfall throughout the own centre. The project will provide training and networking opportunities for producers and test trading opportunities for business students and young entrepreneurs. The applicant has entered into a 3 year management agreement with Ceredigion County Council who own and previously managed the Market Hall. The project will create 3 new part-time posts of Facility Manager with responsibility for business development, marketing and events management, a part-time Administrator and a part-time Caretaker. £109,974 Ceredigion
Vale of Rheidol Round 3 The project will provide high quality heritage skills training within the working environment of the Vale of Rheidol Heritage Railway. This will fully equip their workshop with all the necessary engineering equipment to create a suitable working environment to start the process of training new apprentices. With the addition of two new engineers and four apprentices the railway will develop a sustainable engineering future with the apprentices learning on the job from skilled craftsmen and also achieving qualifications through attending college. By building a strong engineering team the railway will also make itself less reliant on seasonal streams of income and on subcontracted companies whose prices are increasing dramatically due to the small pool of engineers and expertise available. £288,000 Ceredigion
Cyngor Tref Nefyn Round 3 Nefyn Town Council‟s two year project will improve a section of the Wales Coast Path between Nefyn and Morfa Nefyn to make the coast path accessible to people with disabilities including wheelchair users and young families. It will also improve and re-open sections of an historic 10 mile route, Llwybr y Morwyr (The Sailor‟s Path) from Nefyn to Llanbedrog, creating a new waymarked route between the north and south coasts of the Llŷn Peninsular. The capital element of the project over one year will include resurfacing of the coastal footpath from Nefyn to Morfa Nefyn and work on Llwybr y Morwyr including clearing overgrown sections of the public rights of way, fencing, boardwalks and installation of sleeper bridges, stiles and gates. A full-time Coordinator will be employed to project manage the capital work and promote and market the new walking routes and the history and culture of the area. The project will also link with the community bus service “O Ddrws i Ddrws‟ to provide pick-up and drop-off services for walkers along the route. £300,000 Gwynedd
Ceredigion County Council Round 3 The project will raise the profile of the Ceredigion coastline as a place to visit throughout the year. Taking two parts the first element will focus on enhancing the Ceredigion section of the Wales Coastal Path, through improvements to signage, interpretation work and minor improvement works along the route. Additionally specialist beach head visitor signage will be used to enhance and contribute to the blue flag status of Ceredigion‟s beaches. The second element of the project will be to employ a Business Development Officer (BDO) to improve the economic performance of coastal communities and the businesses therein. The BDO will work intensively with micro businesses along the Ceredigion coastline both on a 1 to 1 and group basis, identifying trends, signposting services, developing online presence amongst many services offered. Not only will the BDO work with businesses, but communities to promote all aspects and facilities of coastal areas to develop a coherent approach that will be both innovative and sustainable. £150,718 Ceredigion
Bluestone Brewing Company Limited Round 3 Bluestone Brewing’s one year project will adapt existing buildings to provide a visitor facility, complimentary office and bottle storage facilities. This will help the company to facilitate sales and provide a wet weather facility within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It will appeal to tourists and locals with educational and informative displays covering the brewing process, local history and championing the environmental aspects of the small brewery. The building will also showcase a local product to visiting overseas importers / agents and will be able to facilitate commercial meetings with consultants and other parties. As part of this expansionary activity, although not funded by this grant, the group will also take on an additional brewer which will allow one of the directors to move from brewing to sales management and market expansionary activity. £80,746 Pembrokeshire
Fishguard & Goodwick Chamber of Trade and Tourism Round 3 The project will promote and establish North Pembrokeshire as a visitor destination through the development and coordination of the tourism product. By making better use of existing facilities and accompanying them with new events and promotions the applicant will galvanise local businesses and attractions and provide a more cohesive approach to “selling” North Pembrokeshire. Both Stena (Ferries) and Arriva Trains plan to offer targeted marketing and discount packages to tie in with the events calendar to make visiting a more attractive (and cheaper) proposition. The two year project will benefit over 500 tourist and commercial organisations, extend the tourism season and increase visitor spend. £291,032 Pembrokeshire
Menter Y Fein Uchaf Cyf Round 3 This two year project will create a new Centre for Archaeology, Mythology and Storytelling (CAMAS) on the site of Menter Y Felin Uchaf Cyf on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd. The centre will be hand built, crafted from natural materials and will house digital and state of the art visitor interpretation, exhibition facilities and workshop space for local crafts people. The revenue element of the project will cover the salary costs of a Project Manager, Administrator and overheads. Capital funding will be used for the construction of the building and associated professional fees. £298,900 Gwynedd
Cardigan Bay Watersports Round 3 The project will expand the community development / regeneration project which was founded in 2003, by the provision of new products / activities, upgraded equipment and professional management. The grant funding would go towards:
• A mixed fleet of sailing dinghies, some singled handed some double handed to meet the needs of participants aged 16 and older;
• Upgrade safety cover boats to meet safety cover ratios specified by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and to meet insurance company requirements;
• To “Pump prime”
(i) Business Development Manager and provide a marketing budget
ii) Senior Seasonal Instructor and an additional multi activity instructor
(iii) two trainee positions to expand the resource of qualified staff.
• Purchase equipment to introduce new activities (waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayak tours) and train the staff to deliver these.
£123,974 Ceredigion
Cygnor Gwynedd Round 3 Cyngor Gwynedd‟s two year project will develop 13 identified linear or circular routes which link communities to the Wales Coast Path. The aim of the project is to maximise the economic benefit from the Wales Coast Path in five coastal areas of Gwynedd, namely Bangor, Clynnog Fawr, Porthmadog, Barmouth and Aberdyfi. The project will upgrade existing public rights of way and provide improved visitor information by redeveloping the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast website and production of interpretation materials for walkers. It will also work with existing community transport provider “O Ddrws i Ddrws‟ in the Llŷn area to co-ordinate an on demand pick-up and drop-off bus service for walkers. The project will employ a new Marketing Coordinator. The grant request also includes funding for 10 hours a week for the Wales Coast Path Officer and 19 hours a week for the Coastal Warden post. It will also fund the salaries of a Co-ordinator for O Ddrws i Ddrws and a Driver. £280,205 Gwynedd