£1.5m boost to seaside economies

Two projects designed to boost seaside economies will benefit from more than £1.5m.

Suffolk County Council is to receive £762,000 to create 200 new apprenticeships.

The money will allow them to develop skills for the low-carbon energy sector in coastal communities in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The RAK Maritime Project will receive £757,000 to provide maritime training to 63 young people each year over two years to support the renewable energy industry in East Anglia.

The money comes from a Government scheme designed to boost the economies of seaside areas.

It forms part of a £24 million Coastal Communities Fund launched earlier this year and further projects will be announced over the coming months.