Coastal Community Funding
£40 million for the latest run of applications of Coastal Community Funding has been announced today by Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry
This is the latest batch of millions of pounds of funding targeted to transform the UK’s coastal communities through investment in jobs, skills and local businesses. So far 500 new businesses supporting 5,500+ jobs have been created thanks to the fund.
The closing date for submitting expressions of interest for the main funding round in England is 30 April 2018. The Government is also looking to fund a small number of revenue projects which are ‘ready to go’ and can be fast tracked. The closing date for applications wanting to be considered for ‘fast track’ approval is 2 April 2018.
More information on the process and how to apply can be found at
NEW YEARS DAY SWIM 2018
Many congratulations to our local authors L.A Kent
LA Kent’s Broken Dove won the Best Adult Fiction award last night at the 2017 Holyer an Gof awards!! Needless to say we were seriously pleased, and not a little surprised.
“We were especially pleased because the award is made for books published during 2016, relating to Cornwall which: ‘add to the knowledge, enjoyment and appreciation of Cornish life, literature or culture both in Cornwall and throughout the world.’
We do our best to bring our beautiful county to life in our books (as well as the fiendishness and evil of the baddies of course), so this award for me is a validation that we’re on the right track.”
NEW BOOK FROM LOCAL AUTHOR SUE BUNNEY
AVAILABLE FROM AMAZON.CO.UK IN A KINDLE VERSION for just £2.39…..www.amazon.co.uk
MY CORNISH LIFE, is Sue Bunney’s second book, and is based in the fishing villages of Mevagissey and Gorran Haven, and begins with the discovery of a Cornish ancestor who jumped ship in Samoa, and became a missionary.
Wrecks and smuggling, plus the campaign to save the famous Dodman point from becoming an MOD firing range, and using a Cornish cream tea as a bribe for the media. Discovering the Lost Gardens of Heligan, when they were just a wilderness, and the birth of a now famous theatre company, Kneehigh, in a windy barn on a Cornish cliff top. Meeting the injured sea gull who fell out of his nest, saving a sick seal pup and finding a stranded whale.
This is a humorous story of pride of place , and leads the reader to immerse themselves into a bit of Cornish magic.
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