Porthleven Submits a Bid For £100,000

Last year I worked on a bid for £100,000 to The Seaside Town Program (total fund £400,000). I did not do this alone, as I had a great team drawn from the local community and Porthleven Town Council to put together what we thought was a very strong bid. Sadly, we just missed out on being awarded this money. I blogged before on how it was a bitter pill to swallow.

Not one to be defeated, a new pot of money (several million) has become available from a national funding stream. This funding is called the Coastal Communities Fund, which Porthleven qualifies to submit a bid, and a bid has been submitted.

The main crux of the bid is drawn from the original document we submitted to the Seaside Town Program, just with a few tweaks, and improvement which were given as part of the feedback we received from Cornwall Development Company (CDC). I am grateful to the CDC for having a look at our bid just before we submitted it. It was heartening in that the CDC did not suggest  any real changes to our bid. Again our bid is asking for £100,000.

If our bid is successful in the first stages of processing, the team would be asked to submit an extensive business case. If we are successful on that part and selected for some of this money, Porthleven could be inline to receive this money by October 2012.

Again, I would like to say thank you to Charlotte Chadwick, Damelza Storbeck, Dave Turnbill and Mark Berryman who are part of the team.

So fingers crossed, and wish us luck.

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