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Ramsgate Future – Levelling Up Fund Programme

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On Wednesday 27 October 2021 the Government shared exciting news that Ramsgate’s bid had been successful to the Levelling Up Fund.

Two bids were submitted by the council. One bid for Ramsgate (£19.8m) and one bid for Margate (£6.3m).

The bid for Ramsgate was made up of three components:

  1. The Port. Investment in Port Infrastructure will create a Green Port which will provide a hub for innovation and training, allied to a modern hybrid Port, supporting renewable energy and zero carbon maritime logistics. Investing jointly with the private sector will create a Green Campus including a Centre of Excellence for offshore operations and maintenance, space for innovation in low carbon logistics and a hub for green business. This investment will unlock the opportunity to provide real economic growth, job creation and training places in the heart of Ramsgate.
  2. The Royal Harbour. Investment to link buildings within the harbour area to develop new and distinctive visitor assets that will provide important new training and employment pathways for residents.  A new boutique hotel and a high end restaurant and a brasserie will provide meaningful apprenticeships and in work training in hospitality. These will be accompanied by vital investment in quayside fishing facilities to enable the local fleet to store and sell their catch, as well as providing new fishing and maritime jobs and training to support the growth and resilience of the town’s fishing community. New public realm adjacent to a refurbished clocktower will create a new town square, as well as connecting projects and reducing congestion within the centre.
  3. Assets to Connect to Opportunity. Investment in two community access points including one at Newington and one in central Ramsgate. These will provide the spaces for people to access information and first stage activity as part of wider career development. This will include training kitchens, community teaching space, opportunities for intermediate labour markets and information exchange, as well as space for existing local charities to operate out of.

 

Read the funding bid in full.

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