Bishop of Newcastle asks Government about coastal communities in the North East

On 13 July the Rt Revd Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle, received a written answer to a question from Lord Greenhalgh on the Coastal Communities Fund.

Lord Bishop of Newcastle: HL6244 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Coastal Communities Fund has been spent since 2012 on regions (1) in the North East of England, and (2) north of the River Tyne in England.

Lord Greenhalgh: Since 2012, HMG has committed £182,891,469 to support sustainable economic growth in coastal communities in England through the Coastal Communities Fund. Of this money, 12.32% (£22,530,653) has been allocated to projects in the North East of England. 6.24% (£11,417,229) has been allocated to projects north of the River Tyne.