As more and more money is cut from their budgets, we’ve had to look increasingly to external funding sources. There are many of these. The EU has been a major source of funding for Hastings, which we still can apply to, until after the Brexit transition period. But there are other sources too, within the UK. These include Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), and various one-off government schemes. But it’s never straightforward, and never easy.