A £1.5 million Local Growth Fund cash injection is set to improve digital connectivity across the Coast to Capital area. Funding was approved for a number of digital schemes at the recent Coast to Capital Board meeting.

The LEP’s goal is to bring a world-class digital network to the area, creating high productivity for the economy. A number of projects have been awarded funding to help deliver this including:

  • A new Brighton fibre ring (£832,647) – towards the creation of a 5.5km fibre ring which would directly connect strategic sites into the network and in so doing, enhance the connectivity and expandability of the nationally recognised Brighton 5G Testbed.
  • Adur and Worthing Gigabit Coast (£676,500) – for the delivery of a new fibre spine to Adur &Worthing Councils owned assets with the aim of putting the county on the map as a key location for digital investment, innovation and expansion.

The schemes are subject to final checks and due diligence. 

Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said: “Our goal is to deliver the kind of world-class digital network capability that can help increase productivity across all sectors of our economy. The Coast to Capital Board has awarded funding to projects which align well with our vision to create fantastic towns and cities to live, grow and succeed.”

For more information on the investments portfolio and Local Industrial Strategy visit coast2capital.org.uk