Coastal Communities Fund
Promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs in coastal communities
- Application deadline:
- See programme details
The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) encourages the economic development of UK coastal communities by giving funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Since the start of the CCF in 2012 we have awarded grants to 218 organisations across the UK to the value of £125 million. This funding is forecast to deliver over 12,000 jobs and help attract over £240 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. The UK Government announced in 2015 that the CCF will be extended to 2021 with at least £90m of new funding available for the period 2017/18 to 2020/21.
Round 4 of the CCF opened to applications in England on 22 May 2016 and in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on 4 July 2016. See below for details on applying to Round 4.
One further funding round in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is expected to open in 2017. Details regarding future funding in Scotland are still to be advised.
Coastal Communities Fund annual progress report
For information on the progress of projects funded in CCF Rounds 1, 2 and 3 read CCF’s first two annual progress reports:
Coastal Communities Fund progress report 2014
Coastal Communities Fund progress report 2015
CCF Round 4 is currently open to applications from projects to be delivered in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The closing date for stage one applications in Scotland and Northern Ireland is noon on 17 August 2016. The closing date for stage one applications in Wales is noon on 29 September 2016. The closing date for stage one applications in England was noon on 30 June 2016.
Please read the Round 4 guidance notes for full details specific to each country, and maximum award available, before completing an application. You can download the relevant guidance and application form below.
If your project involves more than £100,000 capital costs for land, buildings or other construction-related work (even if you are not seeking all of this from CCF), please email us at email@example.com to arrange a pre-application interview. We will advise you on whether we think your project will fit with timings for this round of CCF. Before contacting us, please read the Round 4 guidance notes. Pre-application interviews are not required in Wales.
Application webinars and events
Funding priorities and eligibility criteria will be outlined at application webinars. You can sign up for these below, or download the slides and recordings once each webinar is past.
To log into the webinar recordings, please enter your name, email address and organisation name (whether or not you had registered for the actual webinar).
We received a lot of applications for the first three rounds of CCF, but projects which were successful demonstrated the following:
- Clear project outputs which could be evidenced, in particular job creation
- Ability to deliver within agreed timescales
- Sustainability of activity and longer term impact.
Find out which projects have been funded to date by CCF:
For more information on the distribution of CCF projects across the UK, view the Google map and CCF Pinterest Page maintained by HM Treasury.
For enquiries in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For enquiries in Wales, contact us by email at email@example.com. You can also call our enquiries line on 0345 4 10 20 30.
Please read the Round 4 guidance notes before you contact us.
To arrange a pre-application interview (if your project involves over £100,000 capital costs), please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have read the programme guidance notes. Pre-application interviews are not required in Wales.