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Lottery Funding Secured and Crowdfunder Announced

We’ve Done It!

Margate Caves will reopen in 2019. Following a seven-year campaign, The Margate Caves Community Education Trust is delighted to announce that the future of the historic Margate Caves is secure, thanks to a confirmed grant of £1,115,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

We announced our success in securing more than £420,000 in funds from the Big Lottery Fund last year, so the HLF grant award announced today takes the project total to almost £1.5million of funding raised by National Lottery players.

We are now launching a crowdfunding campaign, to raise the extra funds we need to support a programme of activity during the run up to reopening the Caves. Your pledges today will help us to run some events before our reopening, not just for people who remember the Caves – but also to introduce them to people who are too young to have seen them, or moved here since they closed.

You can be one of the first to pledge here.


What will you discover?

Join us deep beneath Margate!

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