Grange over Sands Lido and the Pavillion theatre in Blackpool are amongst a number of projects in the   North West whose future is looking much brighter thanks to £3million Government funding, Ministers have announced today.

Communities Minister Brandon Lewis said the Coastal Revival funding will help secure these key seaside attractions “for generations to come”.

Ranging from theatres to piers and lidos to lighthouses, the projects will each receive grants of up to £50,000 to kick-start restoration work.

They are also set to attract £30million in private and public investment and could support up to 1,500 jobs.

In the north-west of England, 11 projects have been awarded almost £400K.

Projects set to benefit from the funding include emergency stabilisation and repair works to the walls of the Pavilion Theatre, Blackpool within the Grade IWinter Gardens building.

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The international Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site begins with Maryport’s fort and a port, which will be opened up to the public and Grange over sands Lido Renaissance plans to revive the 1930s derelict Art Deco saltwater lido.

Since 2012, over £120 million has been invested in coastal towns through the Coastal Communities Fund, which is helping local people regenerate cherished seaside areas.

Earlier this year, the Government announced 118 Coastal Community Teams, to encourage local businesses, councils and voluntary groups to work together to create a long-term strategy for their community.


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