MP for Truro and Falmouth Welcomes Grant for Heritage Boat Tours

Sarah Newton MP today welcomed a £110,000 grant towards introducing heritage boat tours of Falmouth’s historic docks.

The Coastal Communities Minister Jake Berry today (15/9/18) announced the Coastal Community Fund Round 5 fast track grant awards for England.

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall Trust, Falmouth, was awarded a £110,000 grant towards a £223,200 project for the boat tours with trained guides to highlight the area’s maritime history and wildlife. The funding will help increase visitor numbers, create jobs and volunteering opportunities and support local maritime businesses.

Sarah said: “Falmouth Harbour has a rich maritime heritage and I’m pleased this new funding means more local people and visitors can get on the water and explore our extraordinary natural and historical environment.”

The Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry, said: “It’s really exciting to see money from the Coastal Communities Fund helping to kick start the National Maritime Museum Cornwall Trust project, which will help unlock some of the barriers to development and growth in the local community.

“Investment in our seaside areas, through projects such as these, will provide nothing short of a New Deal for the Great British coast creating thousands of jobs, training places and opportunities along the shore.”