The Coastal Communities Fund encourages economic development through sustainable economic growth and jobs. Between 2012-13 and 2016-17, spend was £15,538,789, £2,936,246, £19,258,377, £39,237,505 and £15,189,904. Coastal Community Teams are local partnerships that develop forward plans for their community. In 2015-16 and 2016-17, spend was £1,180,000 and £280,000. The Coastal Revival Fund supports unlocking the heritage economy and businesses seeking to grow with the revival of coastal sites. In 2015-16 and 2016-17, spend was £3,000,000 and £700,000.
Other programmes that have delivered additional benefits to these communities include:
- European Maritime Fisheries Fund (£15.6m from 2013 to date)
- Flood and Coastal Risk Management Programme (£2.5bn to be spent between 2015 and 2021)