The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Since the start of the CCF in 2012 we have awarded grants to 211 organisations across the UK to the value of £116 million. This funding is forecast to deliver over 12,000 jobs and help attract over £200 million of additional funds to coastal areas. The Big Lottery Fund is delivering the CCF on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Coastal Communities Fund Round 3
The closing date for applications to Round three of CCF was 30 April 2014. Round three includes CCF funding for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17. The Government has committed itself to the CCF until 2016/17. There are no plans at present for future rounds.
Read about the latest awards made in Northern Ireland
Read about latest awards made in Wales
Read about the latest awards made in England
Read about the latest awards made in Scotland
Coastal Communities Fund annual progress report
For information on the progress of projects funded in CCF Rounds 1 and 2, read CCF’s first progress report
Priorities and eligibility
CCF is a UK-wide programme and the single outcome is that 'coastal communities will experience regeneration and economic growth through projects that directly or indirectly create sustainable jobs, and safeguard existing jobs'. However there are also some country specific requirements and priorities which are detailed in the help notes document below.
Grants of £50,000 and over are available to the following types of organisation:
- local authorities
- development agencies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
- local enterprise partnerships in England
- other public sector bodies
- voluntary and community sector organisations
- social enterprises, including cooperatives and community ownership initiatives
- private sector companies
In Round three we are looking to support fully-developed projects that are able to spend all of their CCF funding before 31 December 2016.