Great Yarmouth is among the first towns to benefit from the government’s Coastal Communities fund, after it was announced that the town would receive a mammoth £600,000 grant to help promote local business and employment.
The money will be used to provide skills training and support to enable the launch of 200 brand new local businesses. The boost will help Yarmouth cement its place as the Las Vegas of the East Coast, and provide even more enticement to the nation’s holidaymakers.
Jane Ratcliffe, deputy managing director at Great Yarmouth Borough Council told the Eastern Daily Press: “The aim of this is to create jobs, employment opportunities and apprenticeships. And it’s about supporting local people back into work by investing in providing training and support for them and, in some instances, small amounts of money so they can buy things to get their business growing.”
As Great Yarmouth develops its tourism and leisure industries, a cash injection like this will benefit both the townsfolk and visitors. This is the first sign that 2013 is set to be a bumper year for the East Coast!