Government funding to boost job creation in coastal towns

The £16m Coastal Communities Fund has been distributed to a range of organisations (including charities, local authorities, development agencies and private sector companies) in coastal communities across the UK. The initiative aims to promote sustainable economic growth and increase employment in these areas.

Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, wishes to create a more diversified economy in seaside areas that have traditionally struggled with seasonal economic lulls due to heavy reliance on the tourism industry, while also losing tourists to foreign destinations with the rise of budget airlines.

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