Lydney Harbour secures £2 million from Government £10 million coastal communities fund

Lydney Harbour

Five transformational projects along the Great British Coast have been awarded over £10 million from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund, and one of them is at Lydney Harbour.

Lydney Harbour will receive a £2.1m Government grant.

The cash boost will support coastal projects in Cumbria, Dorset, Kent and Suffolk, as well as Gloucestershire,  to create jobs, boost tourism, improve transport and protect much-loved coastal heritage sites.

The fund helps to develop and improve local attractions, create jobs and promote socio-economic growth.

The Coastal Communities Fund projects are forecast to support nearly 1,000 jobs and attract up to £7.9 million in additional investment from public and private sector sources.

This latest announcement brings the total Coastal Communities Fund investment to £228 million which is supporting 359 projects across the UK which are forecast to create over 20,000 jobs.