In 2012 the Friends asked for the support of Scarborough Council with a plan to make a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £5M to restore the garden. The Councillors support the concept which relied on the Spa Cliff stabilisation being approved. In 2016 this project was approved so we were able to press on with discussions with the HLF.
Finally in January 2019 it was announced that we had been successful and the money had been secured.
In April 2023 the £7.2M project was completed
A seven million pound scheme to restore Scarborough's historic South Cliff Gardens has been completed. The restoration, carried out over a period of 23 months, was jointly funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund, the Borough Council and through local fundraising.