While we are getting through the coronavirus, its repercussions on the economy are bound to linger for some time. The UK government’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Govt (MHCLG) has taken this into account to announce new funding for jump starting projects. These projects are aimed at helping recover local areas from the impact of COVID-19. Under the funding, £59M (€65.6 million) of projects across Cornwall will share £14.3M (€15.9 million) of Getting Building Fund investment, supporting 1,100 jobs.
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station awarded £996,817
One of the notable funding from MHCLG’s new funding goes to the Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station. It has been awarded £996,817 (€1.1M) from the Government’s ‘Getting Building Fund’ for its new Cornwall Institute for Space AI and Receiver Factory. Goonhilly will also be working with the University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Leeds and University of Hertfordshire.