- March 1, 2015
- Posted by: Carwyn Jones AM
- Category: Latest News, Seaside News
21 coastal communities across Wales are set to gain more than £4.5 million in Welsh Government funding to regenerate towns along the coast and draw in tourism, with Porthcawl one of the towns to benefit.
Almost £300,000 of funding has been provided to those with local knowledge of the area to develop projects and address specific issues facing Porthcawl. The funding is being provided to Porthcawl Harbourside Community Interest Company to further develop the Marina and harbour quarter in Porthcawl. The money from the UK Treasury’s Coastal Communities Fund, the Welsh Government and the lottery will go towards increasing boat capacity in the marina, providing new water sports activity provision as well as education facilities for visitors and local people which we hope will draw more and more tourists to the area, creating jobs and growth to the economy in Porthcawl.
The Welsh Government wants to see vibrant, viable communities all along Wales’s fantastic coastline. This funding will support the Welsh Government’s work to regenerate coastal towns, boosting their economic development as well as their standing as key tourism and cultural destinations. I look forward to seeing this extra funding for Porthcawl benefiting the community and local people throughout my constituency.