First grants from �2.4m FLAG fund up for grabs to boost north Norfolk’s fishing industry
Businesses and individuals are being invited to submit bids for a share of �2.4m to fund projects and schemes that will help keep north Norfolk's fishing industry afloat.
The first set of grants being made available by the Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) are now up for grabs after environmental chiefs in Brussels handed over the lump sum at the end of last year.
The cash aims to provide a sustainable future for fishermen along a 66-mile stretch of coast and the funding that has now been made available - which must be matched by bidders - is being earmarked for eight specific projects.
They include the facilities improvement fund, which will boost infrastructure around the coast, a stock research and seabed monitoring scheme and a programme to expand Cromer and Sheringham's Crab and Lobster Festival.
Money is also being offered to organisations who can 'deliver' a fishing heritage and visitor centre that will explore the history and future of the trade.
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John Williams, FLAG committee chairman, said: 'Applications for any of the projects can be made by individuals, businesses or associations, the criteria being that the work results in the improved sustainability of the fishing industry in our designated area.
'Applicants should be aware there is a match-funded element required in all applications. I'm sure many businesses and organisations will have the imagination and foresight to grasp this opportunity with both hands, and the committee is looking forward to receiving their applications.'
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A drop-in, one-to-one discussion surgery is being held at Merchants' Place in Cromer on Tuesday for potential applicants who want to find out more about the application procedure. The surgery is from noon to 7pm.
? For more information about the FLAG programme, the project list and application process visit www.northnorfolkflag.org.uk or email Ian Groves via email@example.com