Discover Filey Update

More about Localism in Filey: this time it’s asset transfers.

Discover Filey Development Trust Ltd is awaiting the outcome of a decision from Scarborough Borough Council with regards to an asset transfer of a section of land on Filey’s Country Park.

If successful, the group’s plans to develop an educational visitor’s centre on Filey’s Country Park are a step nearer to reality. Discover Filey Development Trust Ltd has recently reached an agreement with Scarborough Borough Council with regards to funding, as part of the Borough’s Community Investment Plan.

The funding will form the basis of a match-funding opportunity and the group are now in the process of submitting a Stage 1 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Heritage Grant application.

The new application process introduced in February for HLF Heritage Grants specifies that the Stage 1 application must include:

- a full business plan,

- all information relating to the building including costs (compliant with RIBA regulations) and

- a marketing plan / rationale for income and expenditure.

Based on the fact that the new application process requires more in-depth information, it was decided by the Discover Filey DT Ltd Board to delay submitting an application until June 2013 in order to comply with the new criteria.

Meanwhile RAY’s Nick Butterworth continues to work with the group with a view to securing other match-funding opportunities and establish an agreement with Scarborough Borough Council in securing the transfer of land on Filey’s Country Park for the project.

For further information on the project contact Nick Butterworth on 07847 619388 or via email.

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