A Community Grant

June 25, 2024

Whitstable Maritime has been awarded a ‘Pride in Place’ Grant in support of the Gamecock’s restoration.   

Canterbury City Council (CCC) is the local lead authority for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund which is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.  The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life changes across the UK investing in communities and places, supporting local business, and people and skills.  For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus

Whilst the fundamental restoration work has been completed, funding is now required for the next stage of Gamecock’s restoration journey:

  • restoring deck-beams and replacing the hull planking;
  • production and strength testing of trunnels (tree nails);
  • developing the Maritime Curriculum including a training programme tailored to the Oyster Yawl;
  • developing educational activities focused on the coast, eg marine conservation, local ecology, oysters and mans impact on the environment.

Follow the restoration journey on www.whitstablemaritime.org.uk

For more details, or to Volunteer, contact [email protected]