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Project information

Raise The Roof

Leaf Hall was built in 1863, the hall provides studios for dance, drama, music, singing, exercise and art workshops as well as being a meeting place for the local community. We need to raise the funds to replace the existing roof as the Hall will have to close if not attended to.

up to 12 months depending on funds available

Charity information: The Leaf Hall Trust

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  • Need


    The roof is in urgent need of repaire to ensure that Leaf Hall can continue to be a thriving centre for the local community.


    We are actively fundraising to reach our target to have the roof repaired.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To ensure that Leaf Hall continues to be a centre for learning and artistic development.


    » By ensuring the building is maintained up to current standards, including the roof, so that further development can continue.

    What success will look like

    Our success will be run a successful creative hub for the whole community to enjoy.

  • Impact


    The replacement of the roof will ensure that Leaf Hall continues to develop as a centre for learning, creativity and leisure activities, in a conservation area that has been identified as in need of regeneration. The hall will then be able continue to build on its work to become a safe and exciting centre for all the community. The success will be demonstrated by the continued achievements of all of its users.


    If no funding is available to replace the roof the hall will have to close for health and safety reasons. We are actively seeking funding from all sources and are staging our own fundraising activities.


    A regular newsletter will be sent with invitations to open evenings and events at the Hall. Donors will have the opportunity to meet the team and learn about Leaf Hall's progress. Donors will also be able to display their logos and literature in the hall and in our brochures and publications.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £8,000 Essential Repairs 1st phase - Repairs to roof and gully
      £11,000 Repairs 2nd phase - Continued essential roof repairs
      £11,000 Restoration 3rd phase - Roof restoration
  • Background


    Leaf Hall is situated in the Seaside area of Eastbourne, recognised as an area in need of renovation.


    The Leaf Hall will continue to provide a safe and friendly environment, giving the whole community of Seaside opportunities to be creative, learn, participate and socialise.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Leaf Hall Trust has the support of businesses, the local council and cultural organisations in Eastbourne and its Trustees are aware of the advantages this project will bring to the community. Our team is made up of professional business, arts and education people who all have a strong vision for the future of Leaf Hall.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Geogina Leonard

    Chiar of the Trust

The Leaf Hall

The Leaf Hall