About SeaScapes

SeaScape means a ‘picture or view to the sea’, and between the Rivers Tyne and Tees we think the view is just about as beautiful as it gets. 

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

This grant, hosted by Durham County Council, has allowed an exciting and long-anticipated £5 million North East coastal project to begin, benefiting 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 and 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 and create opportunities for learning, access and enjoyment in order to ignite stewardship of this special place for generations to come’. All of our 23 projects will contribute towards achieving this vision, with vital support and contributions by local communities, volunteers, and our partners.

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

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Our Partners
SeaScapes would not be possible without the passion, commitment and expertise of our partner organisations.

Sunderland City Council
Environment Agency
Natural England
National Trust
University of Sunderland
Newcastle University
Durham University
Heritage Coast Partnership
Durham Wildlife Trust
Groundwork North East
Hartlepool Borough Council
Northumbrian Water
Tees Archaeology
South Tyneside Council
Living History North East
Heugh Battery Museum
Marine Management Organisation
IFCA
Durham County Council