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One week to go to bid for £3 million coastal fund

Staff writer ▼ | September 8, 2015
There is one week left to bid for a £3 million coastal fund to kick-start seaside regeneration.
UK seaside
United Kingdom   To protect and preserve
As the summer season comes to an end, seaside communities are being given the opportunity to bid for funding to smarten up and revive cherished piers, striking icons and atmospheric arcades.

Coastal Communities Minister Mark Francois urged communities to bid for a £3 million Coastal Revival Fund to help communities kick-start long awaited restoration work and bring back into use hard-to-tackle buildings, landscapes, facilities and amusements.

The revived sites will attract visitors, boost the economy and be proud landmarks for future generations to enjoy. The fund will also act as a catalyst to drive additional financing from the private and charitable sectors.

The National Piers Society has said that Weston Birnbeck Pier, Bognor Pier, Herne Bay Pier, and Swanage Pier are some of the historic structures that could benefit.

The government is determined to unlock the economic potential of seaside towns. The successful Coastal Communities Fund has already invested some £120 million in over 220 projects across the UK to help seaside towns diversify their economy to be year-round success stories.