The government is committed to supporting coastal communities. The Coastal Revival Fund (CRF) was introduced in 2015-16 to help coastal areas bring at-risk heritage and community assets back into economic use.
We have provided £3.7 m to 92 successful projects which has helped unlock the economic potential of hard-to-tackle buildings, facilities and amusements such as piers, lidos and promenades.
The government is now inviting bids for a new £1 million Coastal Revival Fund round, which is for grant funding to be spent in 2018-19. This Coastal Revival Fund round will support projects to help revive heritage
assets that are important to local communities but have not yet reached their full economic potential or are facing neglect.
The grants will seek to support Coastal Community Teams (CCTs) looking to unlock the economic potential of those hard-to tackle buildings, landscapes, facilities and amusements and sustain them in the longer term.
Non-Coastal Community Team communities are eligible to apply.
• There is a total of £1 million in revenue and capital grant.
• Funding is for the 2018-19 financial year and must be spent by 31 March 2019.
• There is no minimum bid, the maximum bid is £50,000.
• Funding may form part of a larger and/or longer term project and we would encourage match funding where appropriate.
The Fund is available for both revenue and capital expenditure. The actual split between these types of grant will depend on the bids approved.
The Fund can be spent on the improvement, repair or regeneration of structures or sites. It may also be used for the initial works that will help revive the structure in the longer-term, such as feasibility studies, conservation
management plans, legal advice on development, and architectural surveys. So, for example, an application could be made to the Fund to pay for a survey on a derelict building with a view to renovating that building at a later point when further funding has been secured.