Between 2008 and 2011, the Department will have provided £3.5 million annually to the regional development agencies for the support of the tourism industry.
DCMS has also made £45 million (£15 million per annum over three years) available through the Sea Change programme, which aims to help the regeneration of seaside resorts in England through cultural and heritage projects. In the first year of the programme (2008-09), £4,160,655 was allocated to the south west as set out in the following table:
|Seaside town/resort||Grant allocated (£)|
|(1 )Development grant |
(2 )Feasibility grant