Coastal communities in Kent are set to receive £10,000 from the government to help revive their towns. Along with each area being awarded the money to kick-start work, 116 Coastal Community Teams will be created from local business, councils and residents who will help coordinate regeneration projects in their area.
The communities in Kent set to benefit are; Gravesend, Broadstairs, Chatham, Deal and Sandwich, Dover, Dymchurch, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Isle of Sheppey, Margate, Ramsgate, and Whitstable.
The money is part of the Coastal Communities Fund which was announced in the budget last week.
Heritage Lottery Fund Chairman Sir Peter Luff said: “Our coast has a distinctive heritage that, with the right investment, can drive regeneration, economic growth and job creation.
“The Coastal Revival Fund will help to unlock that potential and enable communities to take the first steps towards securing wider investment. The Heritage Lottery Fund is one source of that investment and we look forward to working with the Department for Communities and Local Government and local partners to achieve this vision.”
The community teams will also be able to bid for up to a £50,000 share of a new £3m Coastal Revival Fund to support or restore local heritage and facilities.