FUNDING BOOST TO HELP COASTAL COMMUNITIES IN SEAFORD
August 26 2015.
The Impact Seaford Partnership Group, which works closely with Seaford Town Council and a number of key partners in the town, has just been awarded £10,000 to support the employment of a dedicated Temporary Marketing and Events Manager who will seek to build upon existing events and establish a programme of community-led events and festivals that will increase visitors to businesses in and around the town centre. The post will be funded for one day a week for a year and will be administered through Seaford Town Council.
Officers of the Town Council worked closely with Lewes District Council in preparing the bid to Central Government as part of the Coastal Revival Fund empowering towns along the British coastline to bring jobs and prosperity back to coastal towns.
Seaford’s’ bid was one of 166 successful applications to help coordinate regeneration projects in the town and to get the opportunity to shape the next wave of the successful Coastal Communities fund recently announced by the Chancellor in the last budget.
Having been successful with this bid, the opportunity now opens up for the Impact Seaford Group to develop funding bids for some specific seafront projects already identified in the Regeneration Delivery Framework consultation document published last year.
Currently Officers of Seaford Town Council are developing a bid for £50,000 for the refurbishment of the Martello toilets plus the provision of performance and recreation area at the adjoining Martello Tower area together with a separate bid for the provision of a seafront development plan. Deadline for submission of the bids is mid-September, with outcomes being announced six weeks later..