Unlocking Tourism Potential

Our Funding

Our Funding

How we’re funded

The National Coastal Tourism Academy was established in 2013 with funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Coastal Communities Fund (CCF).

The Fund was set up in 2012 by the Government to award grants to organisations to encourage growth and boost jobs in coastal communities. CCF is forecast to deliver more than 12,000 jobs and help attract in excess of £200 million of additional funds to coastal areas.

The Government announced in 2015 that the CCF will be extended to 2020/21. At least £90 million of new funding will be available from 2017/18.

The NCTA is driven by the tourism industry, but is part-funded by Bournemouth University and Bournemouth Borough Council.

The NCTA is based in Bournemouth where it spent its first two years working with tourism businesses and academia to develop routes to successful job creation and economic growth in coastal towns.

It is now working with coastal destinations nationally. To find out how we could work with you, see Get Involved or email Sheron Crossman: sheron.crossman@coastaltourismacademy.co.uk 01202 962 565

Contact details

01202 962566