Brighton and Hove has been given £200,000 by the Government to help it recover from the recession.
The city is one of 25 seaside towns and cities in the UK to benefit from the cash windfall.
It comes as the Government publishes its seaside strategy, which also includes a commitment to working with the Heritage Lottery Fund to look at how their work on restoring iconic piers can be extended, and new licensing rules for councils over Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs).
The news has been welcomed by Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion, Nancy Platts.
She said: “This is an important step forward for the city and I will be working with Brighton and Hove City Council to make sure that we make the best use of the money on offer.
“I am also going to approaching the Heritage Lottery Fund to discuss the scope for further support for the pier.”