14 Mar 2018 Last updated at 11:00

Coastal grant meeting hosted by council

Groups bidding for money from the Coastal Communities Fund are being invited to get together by the Isle of Wight Council.

The council’s Regeneration Team is hosting a free workshop at Riverside to coordinate the Island’s upcoming bids for government funding.

The Coastal Communities Fund encourages the economic development of UK coastal communities.

Ryde and the Bay area are among more than 250 locations which have so far benefitted from funding to the value of £170 million across the UK.

This money is intended to deliver new jobs and attract new investment to coastal areas, including the Isle of Wight.

Now a new round of funding is planned with £40 million available to be spent in 2018 to 2019 across the country.

The council will be submitting a bid, and will be working with other bidding organisations across the Island to ensure the Isle of Wight is one of the successful locations again.

Reniera O’Donnell, the council’s assistant director of regeneration, said: “The Island is a perfect fit for this important government fund, and we’ve already seen significant benefits from previous rounds.
 
“There are already some great bids coming together for the new funding so we want to make sure we are coordinated in our approach, and not duplicating each other’s work.
 
“We want to hear from anybody who’s drawing up a bid, or thinking of starting one.

"The easiest way is to come along to our workshop, where we’ll be hearing from other bidding organisations, and looking at opportunities for partnership working and other support.”

Event: Coastal Communities Fund workshop.
Venue: Trafalgar Room, Riverside, Newport.
Time: 28 March 2018, 3pm to 5pm.
Cost: Free.
Public enquiries: regeneration@iow.gov.uk or call the Isle of Wight Council’s Regeneration Team on (01983) 821000 ext: 6224.

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The Bay area is among more than 250 locations which have so far benefitted from funding to the value of £170 million across the UK.
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  • A new round of funding is planned with £40 million available to be spent in 2018 to 2019 across the country.
 
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