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Coastal projects in Kent and Dorset set to gain with share of £10m community fund

An Environmental Innovation Hub in Bournemouth will receive a share.

Coastal projects in Dorset and Kent are set to benefit from a share of £10 million announced by the government.

The "transformational projects" are intended to create jobs, boost tourism, improve transport and protect coast heritage sites.

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Market Square and Old Town in Dover
Environmental Innovation Hub at Bournemouth and Poole seafront
The Market Square and Old Town in Dover are set to benefit from the boost.

The Coastal Communities Fund projects are forecast to support nearly 1,000 jobs.

The government believes their funding could attract up to £7.9 million in additional investment from the public and private sector.