Information about the Coastal Opportunities Gateway (COG), how it can help communities, and how to apply for it.
The Coastal Opportunities Gateway (or COG) is a project helping to improve the tourism offer and business trading conditions in rural villages at risk from coastal change and climate change. The £475,000 project is funded by the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund and runs until 30 September 2017.
The Coastal Opportunities Gateway (or COG) is designed to benefit the people who live, work or spend leisure time in undefended villages which are vulnerable to coastal change or climate change or both. The project will achieve this by:
Please note: under the conditions set out by the project funder, the Coastal Opportunities Gateway cannot fund new coastal defences or issue grants to third parties.
We will be running free guided walks in September 2017 as part of the Visit Hull and East Yorkshire Walking and Outdoors Festival. Details will be available from this page in the summer.
Yes! We welcome ideas for improving links between village centres and the coast, and preparing coastal communities for the opening of the England Coast Path.
We received suggestions during public events in Aldbrough, Skipsea, Tunstall/Roos and Easington during spring 2016. We are now working with local people and consultants to take forward the most desirable, practical and affordable options in 2017. To put forward your own ideas for making the villages even better places in which to live, work or spend free time, please email email@example.com.
Although the Coastal Opportunities Gateway project no longer employs a dedicated business adviser, you might qualify for free business support, advice or training from the Council. For further information visit our business advice page.
To learn more about the Coastal Opportunities Gateway (COG) project, please contact us via email.