St Ives hotel given £500,000 of lottery funding
- 7 March 2014
- From the section Cornwall
A hotel in Cornwall has been awarded more than £500,000 of lottery cash to help regenerate the area.
The £525,000 for the Carbis Bay Hotel, St Ives, has been granted by the Big Lottery's Coastal Communities Fund.
The hotel said the money would go towards the creation of a water sports centre, conference and wedding venue, restaurant, plus a new community hub.
The Communities Fund said the scheme was one of more than 50 projects across the UK awarded a share of £27.7m.
Project managers said the beachfront regeneration would make the area a focal point for the local community, as well as leisure and business visitors.
They added that the work funded by the grant would also help the area create a year-round economy less reliant on seasonal tourism.