David Morris urges constituents to bid for Coastal Communities Fund

David Morris MP is today encouraging constituents to bid for a slice of the Coastal Communities Fund.

In the last round, Morecambe Bay Partnership was awarded £490,000. This year the Government has committed £27.8 Million to the fund. Funding awards of over £50,000 are available to a variety of organisations for projects lasting over two years. The following organisations can apply:

· charities
· voluntary and community sector organisations
· social enterprises, including cooperatives and community ownership initiatives
· local authorities
· local enterprise partnerships in England
· private sector companies.

Speaking from Heysham where some of the £490,000 will be spent, David Morris MP said, “Coastal Communities is a great way for a diverse range of organisation including charities, community organisations, social enterprises and private sector companies to secure funding of over £50,000. The Government has ear marked this money to help communities like those in Morecambe & Lunesdale and I would urge everyone to consider bidding. “

The deadline for expressions of interest is 10th May 2013.