Decision details

National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Levelling Up Fund Clock House Project

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


One of the projects within the successful Ramsgate Levelling Up Fund was to refurbish the Grade II* listed Clock House to create a cultural heritage exhibition space and public cafe.  As part of this project there was a requirement to gain additional grant funding from other sources, primarily the National  Lottery Heritage Fund. 


Cabinet are asked to agree that Thanet District Council submits a Development Phase application to Heritage Lottery (HLF) for £322,740, which will be matched funded with our existing Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) Levelling Up funds to the amount of £35,860.


Cabinet the following:


1.  To approve the submission of an application for a Development Phase Grant of £322,740 to the National Lottery Heritage Fund;


2.  That the Director of Regeneration is authorised to agree the final submission documents, based on approval from the S151 Officer.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable delivery of the already agreed Levelling Up Fund Project for The Clock House, Ramsgate.

Alternative options considered:

If the application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund is not made only part of the proposed works would be able to be achieved, resulting in the outcomes of the project not being achieved. If the outcomes are not achieved then the Department of Levelling Up Housing and the Communities may confirm the whole project could not go ahead, and there would be a requirement to return the funding. Thus the benefits associated with these funding programmes, including job creation, improved infrastructure, enhanced wellbeing would not be achieved.

Report author: Fiona Tomlinson

Publication date: 29/07/2022

Date of decision: 28/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 28/07/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/08/2022

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