Saltdean Lido is the country’s only Grade II* listed lido situated by the sea. The Lido was built in 1937 and the site has a very interesting history. It was used as a training ground in World War II and hosted church services before Saltdean had a church.
In 2010, a group of local residents formed Save Saltdean Lido with a vision to bring the site back into use as an all year round community and tourist destination. They set up the CIC and have worked so hard to secure funding for the project including £2.3 million from the Coastal Communities Fund, £440,000 from Social Investment Business, £50,000 People’s Millions Winner, £546,000 from the Heritage Lottery Funding stage 1 and £4.2 million from the Heritage Lottery Stage 2 which is to be confirmed subject to the next stage bid submission. The CIC have also raised £100,000 from their own fundraising efforts.