Fife Council Welcomes Industrial Communities Alliance Funding Success

Archived news: published on Thursday 04 Apr 2013 by Fife Council

Cllr Bob Young

Cllr Bob Young

FIFE Council has welcomed the news that Scotland is set to benefit from almost 800 million euros of EU funding thanks to the lobbying efforts of the Industrial Communities Alliance.

And Fife will be in line for a slice of the cash as one of 17 Scottish members of the organisation.

Fife Councillor and Vice-Chair of the Alliance in Scotland Bob Young is delighted that their lobbying efforts have paid off. He commented: “Fife is an area that relied heavily on traditional industries including coal mining and this funding will help regenerate those areas that need it most.

“We have worked hard at Scottish, national and European levels to secure this important EU funding for Scotland up until 2020. It will be put to positive use in many local communities.”

Industrial Communities Alliance:

The Industrial Communities Alliance is the all-party association representing local authorities in the industrial areas of England, Scotland and Wales.

The Alliance was created in 2007 by the merger of two longer-established associations – Coalfield Communities Campaign and SteelAction – and includes authorities covering other traditional industrial areas. It also builds on over ten years’ successful collaboration under the banner of the Alliance for Regional Aid.

The Alliance is heir to a formidable lobbying reputation in government and in Brussels. It deploys professional staff experienced in working at the highest level and an extensive network of support in all of Britain’s industrial regions.

Bob Young, Councillor 
Tel: 07718 66 87 87 Contact Bob Young online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT

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