St Ives hotel given £500,000 of lottery funding

Artist impression Image copyright Carbis Bay Hotel & Spa
Image caption Regeneration managers said the grant would make Carbis Bay less reliant on seasonal tourism

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.

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