£472,000 for Scarborough seaweed farm

[UK] A Scarborough firm has been awarded £472,000 to establish England’s first commercial seaweed hatchery.

Seagrown says it wants to put Scarborough at the heart of the English Seaweed Industry

It’s received the money from the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

Speaking last month Wave Crookes, the director of Seagrown, explained their plans.

It’s hoped the farm will be up and running by autumn this year.

Seaweed can be used for cosmetic, bath and food purposes. Wave says establishing the farm could also help improve poor water quality.

Other grants awarded today include £24,000 for the Lighting up the Stephen Joseph Theatre project to restore the neon art deco lighting on the building.

Scarborough Borough Council have been awarded £50,000 to develop an art trail in the historic seaside town called the ‘West Cliff Illusion Art trail’

Making the announcement of the funding awards Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:

“I am determined to support investment and development of our coastal communities across Yorkshire and create an economy that works for everyone as we prepare for Brexit and beyond.

All of the ambitious projects receiving funding today were designed and developed by local people who know what will make the biggest difference to their areas.

The sheer range of ideas demonstrate the potential of our coastal communities and will all create good jobs, boost growth and improve people’s lives now and in the future.”

Northern Powerhouse and Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry MP said:

“This is an investment in the future of the Northern Powerhouse and our coastal communities which builds on their rich heritage and huge potential.

The world-class attractions and innovative businesses supported by the Coastal Community Fund and the Coastal Revival Fund will increase tourism, encourage investment and ensure people thrive up and down the Great British Coast.”


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