CITiZAN wins HLF support to launch 6 new Discovery Programmes

09/01/2019   |   CITiZAN

We received an excellent Christmas present this year at CITiZAN HQ. Thanks to the hard work of our team and the amazing contributions of our volunteers and partners, CITiZAN has been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to establish six Discovery Programmes in areas where the risk to intertidal and coastal archaeology is extreme. Thanks to National Lottery players, the CITiZAN Discovery Programmes will be established on sites on the Humber, Liverpool Bay, the Blackwater, the Kent coast, the Solent and three rivers in Devon in 2019.


Gustav Milne, CITiZAN Project Leader, said: “With over 1500 archaeological features added to the CITiZAN interactive coastal map, the new CITiZAN Discovery Programmes focus on areas where coastal archaeology is under threat from extreme erosion and where we can work with local communities to record and monitor these important sites.”

CITiZAN is a MOLA  project, run in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and the Nautical Archaeology Society. The new three-year project is possible owing to generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with additional support from the National Trust, Historic England and The Crown Estate.