£1 million Coastal Revival Fund helping 23 projects

Coastal heritage sites around the Great British Coast are set to be saved as a total of 23 projects are to receive a share of almost £1 million from the Coastal Revival Fund.

The projects have been awarded up to £50,000 each to help restore local community assets and landmarks to their former glory, including Banksy’s Pinwheel in Weston-super-Mare, a community project in a derelict smugglers’ inn in Cornwall, and the preservation of Blackpool’s three historic piers.

The Coastal Revival Fund provides grants to coastal heritage sites to fund repairs, restoration and bring economic growth to coastal communities. This funding builds on the 25 coastal projects awarded a share of nearly £1 million through the Coastal Revival Fund in November 2018.

Coastal Communities Minister Jake Berry 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.”

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