The UK coastline plays a vital role in the economy, history and culture of our country. The government is helping coastal communities flourish and strengthen their appeal as places to live, work and visit.
Funding goes to projects over £50,000 that will ultimately lead to regeneration and economic growth whilst directly or indirectly safeguarding and creating sustainable jobs.
Since 2012, the Coastal Communities Fund has invested £174 million into 295 projects UK-wide.
The Big Lottery Fund delivered rounds 1 to 4 on behalf of the government. Past projects can be found on the Big Lottery website.
Coastal Revival Fund
The Coastal Revival Fund round is for grant funding of £1 million to be spent in 2018 to 2019. The Fund is targeted at bringing at-risk coastal heritage sites back into economic use. It is now closed for new applications.
This fund could start the regeneration of a much loved building or asset such as pier, park, 1930’s lido or promenade.
The first Coastal Revival Fund round provided £3.7 million to support 92 projects in coastal areas. See details of past projects.
Coastal Community Teams
The first Coastal Community Teams were set up in 2015. Since then £1.46 million has been provided to 146 teams around the British Coast.