- 23 coastal projects to receive a share of nearly £1 million from the government’s Coastal Revival Fund
- 44 coastal projects backed by £5.6 million since 2015
- Two sites on Historic England’s ‘at-risk’ register to receive over £80,000
Coastal heritage sites around the Great British Coast will be saved as 23 projects are to receive a share of almost £1 million from the Coastal Revival Fund.
The projects, from Blackpool to the Isle of Wight, have today (23 January 2019) been awarded up to £50,000 each to help restore local community assets and landmarks to their former glory.
These include Banksy’s Pinwheel in Weston-super-Mare, a community project in a derelict smugglers’ inn in Cornwall, and the preservation of Blackpool’s 3 historic piers.
The Coastal Revival Fund provides grants to coastal heritage sites to fund repairs, restoration and bring economic growth to coastal communities. It also supports large scale projects which are important to local communities but have not yet reached their full economic potential or are facing neglect.
Coastal Communities Minister Jake Berry MP, said:
I’m proud to support these 23 magnificent projects from Ryde to Runcorn with investment from the government’s Coastal Revival Fund. Putting heritage at the heart of our coastal towns is an important way of attracting visitors and boosting our local economies.
We’re determined to save these historic landmarks for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations while delivering on our promise to invest over a quarter of a billion pounds into the Great British Coast by 2020.
Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of Historic England, said:
Our seaside towns are rich with unique historic buildings and places, from the grand Lytham Hall to the Victorian public pleasure grounds of Saltburn-by-the-Sea.
We’re delighted that this further round of funding will help secure the future of these 2 important sites on our Heritage at Risk Register so that they can be used and enjoyed by generations to come.
Successful coastal projects include: