South West coastal towns and attractions to receive multimillion-pound funding boost
A number of popular seaside towns and attractions around our holiday parks in Cornwall are set for a multimillion-pound windfall, it has emerged.
The Tate St Ives and Looe Music festival are two of a number of local attractions set to benefit from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), expected to be a massive financial boost to the tune of £36 million!
The huge grant will go towards creating 3,000 jobs and 1,500 apprenticeships in ten areas of the South West.
Chancellor George Osborne said supporting coastal communities to unlock their potential was an important part of the Government’s long-term economic plan.
“The South West coasts are not only uniquely beautiful, they are vital engines of the economy here.”
“That’s why I’m delighted to announce a £10 million package of support for coastal towns that will be spent on ten projects here, including the redevelopment of the brilliant Tate in St Ives and a project to expand tourism in the Isles of Scilly,” he said.
Tate St Ives will be given £3.8million, supporting the Phase Two Project which plans to extend and refurbish the gallery. As well as creating over 200 jobs, the development is expected to bring an extra 76,000 people on Cornwall holidays.
Looe Music Festival, one of the most anticipated events of the year near our Trelawne Manor Holiday Park, will receive £149,000 to develop cultural tourism, with Torridge District Council, Torbay Council and the South Devon town of Dawlish also benefitting from funding.