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21st May 2019

How you can back Hull’s huge £27.4m major maritime project

We're asking for your support ahead of a final bid submission to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for £13.6m, showing the world we are ready to deliver the ambitious £27.4m major maritime project.

The launch of the ‘All hands on deck’ back the bid campaign aims to build on the wave of support shown so far and inspire further support from people and businesses across the city and wider region.

The transformational project which will complement the cultural and visitor experience for Hull forever will place its 800 years of maritime history at the heart of its offer.

In June 2017, the National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded Hull a £1.34m grant to develop plans to create a new visitor attraction and dry-berth for the Arctic Corsair, restore and refurbish the imposing Maritime Museum, revealing more of its striking architecture and conserve the Arctic Corsair and Spurn Lightship, protecting their future and national significance.

Councillor Daren Hale, Portfolio Holder for Economic Investment, Regeneration, Planning, Land and Property, said: “We've already witnessed great support from the city and worked with thousands of people who have contributed their ideas to help shape our proposals so far. The enthusiasm for the bid that we’ve already seen from people across Hull and the wider region has been truly inspiring and it’s clearer than ever that there’s an incredible passion for this once-in-a-generation opportunity for our city.

“With the all-important submission date now fast approaching, we’re keen to harness that collective energy and help spread the message that HullYMC is something that everyone, from every walk of life can be a part of.

“We’d urge as many people as possible to take this chance to get involved, pledge their support and help show the world that culture and maritime is at the absolute heart of Hull and our communities.”

The HullYMC team will be taking photos of people with the maritime props at key cultural events in Hull throughout the summer and these will then be shared on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. People are also encouraged to share their own photographs as they attend cultural events via social media using #HullYes and #HullYMC.

Further details are available online at

Support for the bid is crucial and we are calling on you for your support. You can get involved by:

  • Get in the maritime frames and share on social media – they will be all over the city and at major events
  • Send your message of support via
  • Watch the Born on the Tide film
  • Tell us your maritime stories by emailing
  • Like us on Facebook at Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City @Hullmaritime
  • Follow us on Twitter @Hullmaritime #HullYMC #HullYes
  • Follow us on Instagram @Hullmaritime

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