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Seascapes Tyne to Tees, shores to seas

Seascapes stimulate communities to have a real and positive impact on their natural world. We want to make sure the natural world can still be enjoyed by future generations.

Commitment to coastal and marine heritage

SeaScape means a ‘picture or view to the sea’. For example, the view between the Rivers Tyne and Tees is a beautiful landscape.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is showcasing its commitment to coastal and marine heritage in the North of England. It has awarded £2.78 million to the Tyne to Tees, Shores and Seas Partnership scheme (SeaScapes).

£5m Lottery-funded coastal project

The grant has allowed a long-anticipated £5 million coastal project to begin. It will benefit communities in South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham and Hartlepool over the next three years. The project has taken three-and-a-half years of detailed planning and preparation. Having already lost a year of delivery to COVID, we are raring to go.

Our vision is to:

  • reveal and better manage the hidden heritage of our unique seascape
  • create opportunities for learning, access and enjoyment
  • ignite stewardship of this special place for generations to come

Our 23 projects will contribute towards achieving this vision. We enjoy vital support and contributions from local communities, volunteers and our partners.

Benefitting the marine environment and communities

SeaScapes is governed by a Partnership Board with an independent Chair. We have representation from project partners and an independent community representative. This ensures all decisions are made in a transparent way, for the benefit of the marine environment and local communities.

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