Funding Opportunity for Coastal Communities

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that Round 5 of the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) in Northern Ireland is now open for applications. The aim of the CCF is to support the economic development of UK coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs, so that people are better able to respond to the changing economic needs and opportunities of their area.

The Department is holding CCF information events on the following dates:

• Tuesday 4 December, 3pm and 7pm in Market House, The Square, Ballynahinch

• Wednesday 5 December, 3pm and 7pm in the Ecos Visitor and Conference Centre,  Ballymena

• Thursday 6 December, 2pm in Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Dundonald, Belfast

Interested parties are invited to attend to learn more about the support available, application process and an opportunity to discuss their proposals with officials.
The minimum and maximum levels of grant available under Round 5 are £50k and £100k respectively and details, including the application form and guidance notes can be found on the DAERA Website at


Coastal Communities Fund
Sea Fisheries Policy and Grants Team
First Floor, Rathkeltair House
Market Street
Co. Down
BT30 6AJ


Tel: 028 4461 8093 or 028 4461 8094