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Cash to revive England’s coastal heritage

Words: Laura Edgar
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Projects from the Isle of Wight to Blackpool will received a share of £1 million from the government’s Coastal Revival Fund.

Each project will receive up to £50,000 to restore local community assets and landmarks. In total, 23 projects will benefit.

The money comes from the Coastal Revival Fund, which was set up to provide grants to coastal heritage sites to fund repairs, restoration and bring economic growth to coastal communities. It also supports large-scale projects that are important to communities but are facing neglect or are not fulfilling their economic protection.

Coastal communities minister Jake Berry said: “Putting heritage at the heart of our coastal towns is an important way of attracting visitors and boosting our local economies.”

Projects to received funding:

  • Blackpool Coastal Community Team – £49,500 for Three Piers Economic Sustainability Toolkit

The money will help create a more sustainable economic future for Blackpool’s three privately owned piers. The project will consider where sustainability improvements or changes in operation would save or generate more revenue, to enable investment in the structures.

  • Norfolk Conservation – £50,000 for Great Yarmouth Town Wall

The project will see the restoration of Great Yarmouth’s medieval town wall, an ancient monument, with its setting enhanced, and access improved.

  • Saltburn Valley Gardens CIO - £40,000 for Saltburn Valleys Conservation

The money will support conservation management plans for the Victorian pleasure gardens, the three main valleys in Saltburn – Valley Gardens, Hazelgrove and Saltburn Gill.

The full list of projects to received funding can be found here on the UK Government website (pdf).

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