£250,000 is the total amount of new funding that has been allocated by the Great South West Walk, an event aimed at helping communities to create a better living. In this case, it will be used to improve the works at the South West coast path in honour of its 40th anniversary.
50 projects that deal with improvement and increase in quality of life will be receiving money in order to help create improvements around the 630 miles of the path. The group said that it was charmed to have obtained the target needed, with more fund raising efforts being scheduled for the coming weeks.
John Slater is the Director for the organisation, and he said that the Rural Development Programme along with Natural England have both donated a significant amount as part of this new fund, and this will improve tourism for the whole region. Before its fund raising walks even took place, the group already reached its fund raising goals, thanks to donors like these. The next walk will be on the north coast on April 16th.