The restoration of Hastings Pier has started. We raised £13.7m, but we need to raise another £500,000 to finish the job. The first £200,000 is the minimum we need to complete the restoration project – this funding will build us a beautiful walkway over the sea. We also need to raise an additional £300,000 to put as many things on the Pier as we can to make it a brilliant destination.
We’re seeking your help to make this happen – people who live in Hastings and St Leonards, people who love the Pier, people who love the idea of community ownership of much-loved assets.
The offer to invest opens on 5th October 2013 and is scheduled to close at midnight on 5th April 2014. The minimum investment is £100, and the maximum is £20,000. All investments should be eligible for tax relief which means you can recover 30% of whatever you invest.
It is entirely due to the fantastic efforts of the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust over the past five years that the ambition to restore Hastings Pier to its former, and future, glory has reached this stage.
A great deal of work, enormous local, regional and national support and very substantial financial awards have enabled this project to take shape. The following organizations have been, and will continue to be, vital to the economic health and success of this project:
Hastings Borough Council
Heritage Lottery Fund
Coastal Communities Fund
Department of Communities and Local Government
Architectural Heritage Fund
The Social Investment Business
East Sussex County Council
Community Shares Unit