Government have confirmed the Coast to Capital’s Growing Places Fund and have increased the allocation to £16,024.526 (previously £15,083,882).

This increase is due to a review of 2010 Population statistics and the possible inclusion of Epsom and Ewell Borough Council into the C2C Partnership.

A government spokesman said: “The Growing Places Fund allocation for Epsom and Ewell has been included within Coast to Capital’s allocation for presentational purposes. We are clear, however, that receipt of this funding by the Coast to Capital LEP is subject to Ministers receiving formal notification from the LEP that the Board have approved Epsom and Ewell’s membership.

Interest in the Coast to Capital Growing Places Fund has been high with a significant number of potential projects submitted by the deadline, 31st January 2012.

Tim Wates, Vice Chairman of Coast to Capital said, “The Growing Places fund is an exciting initiative that will unlock stalled projects enabling these projects to start will boost economic growth.”

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