Almost £1 million of Coastal Revival Funding has been awarded to 25 projects to restore coastal landmarks and bring economic growth to communities up and down the Great British Coast.
The fund, now in its third year, provides grants to coastal heritage sites to fund repairs and restoration. In 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 a former Ice Factory in Grimsby.
Deborah Lamb, Deputy Chief Executive of Historic England, said: “We welcome news of funding to help save at-risk historic buildings and places in our seaside towns and villages, so that they can be brought back into use for the benefit of local communities.
“Restoring local gems can attract investment and help to tackle the deprivation that is a problem in a number of our coastal areas. There are great examples of restoration projects in our seaside towns, often bringing together the private, public, voluntary and social enterprise sectors. This funding will inspire more.”
The aims of the Grimsby project is to find a sustainable new use for the Grade II* listed Grimsby Ice Factory. An appraisal will assess its current condition, significance and how it can be best preserved.