Coastal Communities Fund
Promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs in coastal communities
- Application deadline:
- Closed to applications
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 Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on 4 July 2016. The application deadline has now passed for all countries.
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 now closed to applications.
The closing date for stage one applications in Scotland and Northern Ireland was 17 August 2016 and for England was 30 June 2016 and for Wales was 29 September 2016. Please refer to the Round four guidance notes below for details of when stage one decisions are expected. Stage one decisions for England have been slightly delayed from our published timetable. This should be resolved shortly and we will get in touch with all applicants to update them on progress.
Funding priorities and eligibility criteria were outlined at application webinars. You can download the slides and recordings below:
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.