Bude SLSC expressed huge disappointment on their Facebook page that they were unsuccessful in their joint application with Bude Cleaner Seas Project for Coastal Communities fund monies for a new clubhouse and education centre, but thanked everyone who helped put the bid together and who supported it.
This is the from Coastal Communities:
“Project Name: Bude Surf Life Saving and Environmental Centre
Dear Avril Sainsbury,
Coastal Communities Fund Round 5 Stage 2 Application
I am writing on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to inform you of the outcome of your application to Round 5 of the Coastal Communities Fund. I’m sorry to tell you that your application was unsuccessful for the following reasons:
Your application was unsuccessful because the changes your project would bring about do not fit as closely with what we want this funding to achieve as other applications we received. Other applications demonstrated a closer alignment to the overarching funding priority of community regeneration and economic growth through job creation.
I know that you will be disappointed by this decision. Competition for funding was extremely high and we were only able to recommend for funding those applications that demonstrated the closest fit with the programme’s outcomes and criteria. To put your application into context, this year the Fund received 61 Stage 2 applications requesting a total of £84 million, against a budget of £34 million available.
All applications were assessed against the fund’s criteria and considered by a grant overview panel. A number of factors were taken into account in making awards, including geographical distribution in order to ensure a fair spread across the country (including under previous CCF rounds).
Final decisions were made by the Secretary of State of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Decisions on whether there will be another CCF funding round are a matter for the 2019 Spending Review. I would like to thank you for all the work that went into your submission.”
To see which projects were successful follow this link.