Update on fast-tracks grants

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The MMO has closed the fast-track grants scheme to new applications after fully committing its remaining funding.

The scheme re-purposes the balance of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), with £300,000 available to fishing vessel owners for health and safety improvements.

The MMO is now working with applicants to issue grants as quickly as possible.

We are also reviewing and assessing bids for the £500,000 ports and harbours fund following the closure of the application window on 29 November.

Grants of up to £100,000 each are available for existing projects that are aimed at mitigating impacts of Covid-19 at ports and harbours and bringing benefits to the local area.

The MMO will be in touch with applicants in due course. For more information, see the MMO website here, or contact the MMO Grants Team by phone on 0208 026 5539 or via email to EMFF.Queries@marinemanagement.org.uk.

The MMO has administered the EMFF and other funds investing over £40m in the fishing industry and coastal communities since launching in 2016. It also issued a further £9m across the industry earlier this year through the Fisheries Response Fund and the Domestic Seafood Support Scheme.

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