Coast to Coast
Across our Coast to Coast area we aim to provide pathways to better economic opportunities for local people and businesses.
Medium Capital Grants
We have launched new funding opportunities, of £10,000 and upwards (up to £50k), targeted at businesses in the specific areas of Coast to Coast – Don’t miss out, chat to Naomi now! Find out more
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Enterprise Small Grants
Please note that in Coast to Coast we are currently only accepting applications for our Enterprise Small Grant’s scheme from ‘Core’ areas (please refer to the maps below).
We will give priority to proposals that will create new jobs locally, and grant submissions from business start-ups (registered in the last 12 months) – if you fit the bill give us a call!
Please note that we will be reviewing this current emphasis in mid-October so please check back as the situation may change.
In order to achieve our aims we will:
- Support businesses to grow and create employment opportunities for local people
- Utilise the area’s rich cultural and heritage assets in order to improve its economy
- Work with organisations to create work, training and provide skills development opportunities for the local community
Meet the chair
Louise Beard is the Director of Housing, Assets and Communities at Coastline Housing. She is responsible for the strategic vision and direction of all housing, technical, homeless, care and support services within the Coastline group. This makes her ideally placed to chair the LAG and to share her experience and knowledge with the other members when making decisions on projects.
Louise has experience as a member of the Coast to Coast LEADER Local Action Group which was a role she carried out previous to joining the CLLD Local Action Group. She has an excellent knowledge of the area and the issues affecting it and she is committed to using the funds to make a lasting difference to the communities in her area.
Meet the team
Projects Facilitator / Coast to Coast LAG
Naomi is Cornish born and bred and is passionate about the County. She started her career within the Economic Development Office at Cornwall Council where she gained experience of working with European funding. This led her to working as Project Lead for European funded initiatives and as a Community Regeneration Officer in the mining villages’ areas of St Day, Lanner and Carharrack.
She also has extensive experience of working in the voluntary sector and spent many years as the Development Manager at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
In her spare time, Naomi is the secretary of Porthleven Town Band and even plays a bit. She also enjoys walking her three dogs and propagating green fingers with her love of gardening.
She loves Cornwall and recommends, “Parking in Lizard village, grab an Ann’s Pasty for lunch, visit Lizard Lighthouse and then walk along the coast path to Kynance Cove and, depending on the tide, walk across the beach to the café for a cream tea!”