The Government has announced that the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) is being extended to 2020/21, with a minimum further investment of £90 million intended to unlock the potential of communities around Britain's coastlines.
The additional funding will help seaside localities to be revitalised and drive forward local economies.
The CCF is designed to support the economic development of coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs, so that people are better able to respond to the changing economic needs and opportunities of their area.
The scheme can fund a wide range of projects, including those that support charities, the environment, education and health.
First launched in 2012, the CCF has so far invested almost £119 million in more than 200 local infrastructure projects across the country.
This investment is helping to create nearly 14,000 jobs and provide more than 10,000 apprenticeships and training places. Innovative bids have previously been welcomed from businesses, social enterprises, local enterprise partnerships, charities, voluntary groups and local authorities supporting economic development within the community.