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Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre set to receive £2.45 million boost

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The Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre is one of five places set to receive part of a £10 million boost, the Government has said.

The investment is intended to create jobs, boost tourism, improve transport and protect coastal heritage sites.

The five Coastal Communities Fund projects are forecast to support nearly 1,000 jobs and attract up to £7.9 million in additional investment from public and private sector sources, the Government said.

Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry, said:

Ensuring our coastal towns have the support they need to thrive is at the heart of this Government's plan to level up every part of the UK.

"Building on our £228 million investment into coastal communities, the projects receiving funding today were designed by local people who know best what will bring the biggest benefit to their community."

– Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, Jake Berry

Under the initiative, the Cumbria Coastal Activities Centre will receive £2.45 million, Dover's market square and old town, £2.44 million, the environmental innovation hub at Bournemouth and Poole seafront, £2.39 million, Lydney harbour, Gloucestershire, £2.1 million, and Southwold enterprise hub £995,000.