25 coastal projects will share £1m of Coastal Revival Funding aimed at bringing economic growth to some of the poorest communities in the country. The fund, which is in its third year, provides grants to coastal heritage sites to fund repairs and restoration of coastal landmarks. 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. Six of the winning projects include grants for sites which are classed as ‘at risk’ by Historic England including Northwood House Rotunda on the Isle of Wight, a former Ice Factory in Grimsby, an Elizabethan House in Plymouth, an historic artillery Fort in Essex, a Miners Chapel in the heart of the community in St. Just, Penrith, and, the iconic Rock Gardens of Ramsgate. On a visit to the Withernsea Pier Towers project, Coastal Communities Minister, Jake Berry said:  … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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