Facilities Grants

As well as offering small grants to community groups and residents, Devonshire West Big Local also offers larger grants to improve local community buildings or community assets.

Below are some of our previous successful facilities grants.

Leaf Hall

The historic Leaf Hall has been a center piece of the Devonshire community for more than a hundred years, now a community arts center and community cafe it offers a space for local people to come together. With DWBL funding Leaf Hall management committee hope to make the hall more access to people with mobility problems or wheelchairs, allowing even more people to use and enjoy the space.

Royal Hippodrome Theater

The Hippodrome Theater is the oldest theater in Eastbourne and is seeped in local history, but there has been a sad lack of investment in this lovely building in recent years. DWBL have part funded a large regeneration project which will see the theaters exterior and lobby area given a new lease of life, supporting the theater to offer its business to the community for many years to come.

Eastbourne Operatic and Dramatic Society

The EODS center at 96 Seaside is another historic local building. Now run by the Eastbourne Operatic and Dramatic Society, a local theater group, the building is used to host local plays and productions and can be rented out by the community for events. With DWBL funding EODS were able to refurbish the buildings entrance making it safe, accessible and appealing, encouraging its use as a community space.

The Devonshire Collective

With funding from DWBL, Eastbourne Borough Council and Eastbourne Housing Investment Company supported the transformation of three of its properties on Seaside Road and Seaside into creative spaces for the benefit of local creatives and community members. These innovative spaces include a café and gallery, artists workshops and studios and a rentable meeting venue and offer a huge variety of low cost exhibitions, workshops, events and experiences to local people.

Friends of Seaside Rec

DWBL has repeatedly invested in Seaside Recreational Ground over the last two years, working with Friends of Seaside Rec and the local council to transform the underused space into a place where everyone in the community can go and enjoy themselves. With support from DWBL the park now has noticeboards and signs to inform the community what is happening at the park, a brand-new play park and a set of picnic benches, including a bench with special wheelchair access.

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The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne

Check out The Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne's brand new beautiful facade! This is the first phase of their capital improvement project which has been part funded by Devonshire West Big Local.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - presenting the new look Royal Hippodrome Facade. A huge thank you to Ellis Builders for a lovely job . An even huger thank you to The John Jackson Memorial Fund ... See more

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Inter-Generational Blueprint Workshops (Bring A Grandparent)

BRING A GRANDPARENT INTER-GENERATIONAL BLUEPRINT WORKSHOPS

Led by FOTOFONTY artists Elizabeth Doak and Maja Jones with Judith Alder

For children aged 7+ accompanied by a grandparent or an older ... See more

For children aged 7+ accompanied by a grandparent or an older adult. 1 child to 1 adult.

FREE but booking essential - BOOK at http://bit.ly/2FpCkhC or contact judithalder23@gmail.com / phone 07713 ... See more

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2 weeks ago

Here at DWBL we are always striving to ensure we are working on issues and topics that are important to you, our residents!
So what are the issues you would like to see us focus on? Comment below!

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2 weeks ago
Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises - HOME CIC

Would you like some help with using your computer?
Helen Owen Marketing Enterprises - HOME CIC are providing free training drop-ins every Wednesday and Thursday between 2-4pm at Seaside Community ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Experimental Clay Workshops

There are only a couple of spaces still available for Devonshire West residents on the Clay Workshop at DC2 on Saturday afternoon!
Follow the link for full details! ... See more

EXPERIMENTAL CLAY WORKSHOPS FOR PEOPLE OVER 65

FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL at https://billetto.co.uk/e/once-in-a-universe-experimental-clay-workshop-1-tickets-248689 or contact Judith on 07713 287365 ... See more

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