Decision details

Morecambe Bay Partnership and the Coastal Communities Fund Application

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval from Cabinet to act as accountable body for a bid submitted by the Morecambe Bay Partnership for funding from the Coastal Communities Fund to the value of £1.62m. CC currently provides support to the Morecambe Bay Partnership (MBP) as Accountable Body for 2 specific funding streams (and associated projects): Coastal Communities Fund (and the 700 Days programme) and heritage Lottery Fund (and the Headlands to Headspace programme). The deadline for this bid is October 2014.


The Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services presented a report to Cabinet which sought approval for the Council to act as Lead Organisation for a Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) bid in respect of the Morecambe Bay Coastal Communities Scheme to be delivered by Morecambe Bay Partnership (MBP) Officers.  The Council was already acting in the same capacity for an earlier CCF Scheme awarded in February 2013.         

The bid was a competitive process with the application being for £1.62 million over 2 years to help reinvigorate the visitor economy and support economic growth around the Bay.        


RESOLVED,that the Council be the Lead Organisation and submit the Stage 2 application to Coastal Communities Fund.

Report author: Martin Allman

Publication date: 28/10/2014

Date of decision: 23/10/2014

Decided at meeting: 23/10/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/11/2014

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