Funding will be used towards helping branches to extend opening hours, cut queue times and protect rural branches like the one in Cliff Road, Hornsea, which is re-opened with a temporary postmaster in place while a permanent replacement is sought.
For branches like Hornsea this will mean new Post Office products and services and an upgrade of IT equipment to provide a more efficient service.
The Government has invested more than £2 billion in the Post Office since 2010, meaning there is now a network of around 11,600 branches, extended opening hours and thousands of branches which are now open on a Sunday.
“The Post Office is at the heart of communities across the UK, with millions of customers and small businesses relying on their local branch every day to access a wide range of important services,” Business Secretary Greg Clark said.
“I am relieved to see the re-opening of Hornsea Post Office today and was pleased to support the Post Office with the search for a new postmaster.”
“I also welcome the new Government funding being announced and have been assured by the Post Office that it will help to ensure the long-term future of rural post offices like the branch in Hornsea and elsewhere in my constituency.”