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Scheme to support coastal communities

A scheme to support local projects in coastal areas of Wales in tackling the climate emergency will benefit from funding from the Welsh Government.

Rural Affairs Minister Lesley Griffiths said the Coastal Capacity Building Fund will be important in helping coastal communities improve environmental outcomes.

The fund aims to build capacity, helping communities to deliver sustainable action which supports growth and recovery in local marine and coastal areas.

The types of projects the fund could support varies from developing skills, knowledge and networks to engage with marine and coastal issues to carrying out scoping exercises to look at reducing carbon emissions in the marine and coastal environment.

It could also help increase public understanding of local eco-systems and how to manage and use them responsibly as well as supporting projects which improve the local seafood supply chains.

A pilot project was launched last year and today’s announcement (14 August 2023) builds on this. The fund has a yearly budget of £500,000, for two years. All projects must be complete by 31 March 2025. The application process opens on Monday 14 August 2023 and closes on Friday 22 September 2023.

The fund will be managed by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action as part of the Local Nature Partnership network.

For further information please select the following link: Scheme to support coastal communities | GOV.WALES

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