The National Lottery Heritage Fund is showcasing its commitment to coastal and marine heritage in the North of England by awarding £2.78m to the Tyne to Tees, Shores and Seas Partnership scheme (SeaScapes).

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This grant, hosted by Durham County Council, has allowed an exciting and long-anticipated £5 million North East coastal project to begin, benefiting communities in South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool over the next three years. The project has taken three and a half years of detailed planning and preparation and having already lost a year of delivery to COVID, we are raring to go.


Our vision is ‘To reveal and better manage the hidden heritage of our unique seascape and create opportunities for learning, access and enjoyment in order to ignite stewardship of this special place for generations to come’. All of our 23 projects will contribute towards achieving this vision, with vital support and contributions by local communities, volunteers, and our partners.


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