Eastbourne is being encouraged to make the most of heritage funding.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has given £4.7 million to projects in the town since 1994, MP Caroline Ansell discovered during a briefing from the organisation.
More than 50 projects had received the cash following the start of the National Lottery and the constituency is ranked 47th overall in England on a RSA’s Heritage Index which looks historic buildings, local delicacies and other topics to reveal which local authorities are best at using heritage to foster a distinctive identity.
Locations which do most with their heritage have a higher quality of life, the research produced in collaboration with the HLF discovered.
“Eastbourne is doing very well in how it uses it heritage assets and it has received a good sum from the Heritage Lottery Fund over the years but there are always opportunities for organisations to apply to the HLF for money to improve the town and surrounding areas even more,” said Caroline.