Coastal communities

How government is helping coastal communities flourish as places to live, work and visit.

The UK coastline plays a vital role in the economy, history and culture of our country. The government is helping coastal communities flourish and strengthen their appeal as places to live, work and visit.

Coastal Communities Fund Round 5

See details of the Fund.

The Coastal Communities Fund Round 5 has £40 million available for spend from April 2019 to end of March 2021. It is now closed for new applications.

Funding goes to projects over £50,000 that will ultimately lead to regeneration and economic growth whilst directly or indirectly safeguarding and creating sustainable jobs.

Since 2012, the Coastal Communities Fund has invested £174 million into 295 projects UK-wide.

The Big Lottery Fund delivered rounds 1 to 4 on behalf of the government. Past projects can be found on the Big Lottery website.

Coastal Revival Fund is now now open for bids

See details of the Fund and how to apply.

The government is now inviting bids for a new £1 million Coastal Revival Fund round, which is for grant funding to be spent in 2018 to 2019. The Coastal Revival Fund is targeted at bringing at-risk coastal heritage sites back into economic use.

Bids of up to £50,000 per project, are to be submitted by 23:59 hours on Thursday 5 July 2018.

This fund could start the regeneration of a much loved building or asset such as pier, park, 1930’s lido or promenade.

The first Coastal Revival Fund round provided £3.7 million to support 92 projects in coastal areas. See details of past projects.

Coastal Community Teams

The first Coastal Community Teams were set up in 2015. Since then £1.46million has been provided to 146 teams around the British Coast.

Find the Team in your area on the map

Coastal teams work to unlock barriers to economic development and create sustainable economic growth and jobs. Find out about each Coastal Community Team and read their plans

Contact us

If you would like further information or to register your interest, please email

Press releases

Published 26 February 2018