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Funding Secured For Yorkshire Coast Employment Plan

Thursday October 12th, 2017

European funding has been secured to promote the community led local development (CLLD) on the Yorkshire Coast (October 12th).Government Opportunities

The programme aims to get people into work, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been given £6.5 million of European funding to support community development, business growth and enterprise along the Yorkshire Coast.

A majority of the funds will be targeted at Bridlington and Scarborough. A report will be considered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday 17 October on how the programme will be delivered in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council.

It will also give local organisations and businesses the opportunity to apply for grants from the European Social Fund and the European Regional Development Fund.
The programme will run until the end of 2021, even if the UK leaves the EU before that date.

The Yorkshire Coast CLLD Programme is multi-fund grant programme which aims to:

  • support business and enterprise growth, sustainability, increase employment and increase commercial floor space built or renovated
  • help those furthest from the labour market move closer to employment and develop their skills and experience, including improvement to community buildings in target areas.

Councillor Sandra Turner, portfolio holder for human resources, democracy and safer and stronger communities at Scarborough Borough Council, said:
“This is great news for our local community in the Scarborough area. There are so many opportunities in the area at the moment and the support available through this programme will help people and business take advantage of them.

Examples of projects could be to help people to improve their employability skill, through to supporting business to expand and create new jobs.

This will make a huge difference to our communities that will be targeted for support.”

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