Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is urging local coastal communities to bid for their share of a £3.4m funding pot for coastal communities.
The Coastal Communities Fund offers grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 to fund projects that boost the economic prospects of coastal communities. Eligible projects must benefit coastal areas in Wales, promote sustainable economic growth and create or safeguard jobs.
Rebecca Evans said: "Since the start of Coastal Communities, 218 grants worth £125 million have been awarded to projects across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These projects will deliver 12,000 jobs opportunities, and help attract over £240 million of additional money to coastal areas. In Wales, some 39 grants worth £8,160,904 have already been awarded.
"This new round of funding, being delivered in partnership between the Welsh Government and Big Lottery Fund, offers our coastal communities across Gower the chance to receive grant funding for innovative projects that can create jobs and prosperity. The Coastal Communities Fund represents a huge opportunity, and I hope that people with great ideas and ambition will grasp it with both hands."
Projects can come from public, private and voluntary sectors.
More information can be found at: https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/coastal-communities