Charleston Trust

THEME: Regeneration

AREA: Lewes

Charleston Trust Centenary Project

Delivery Body: Charleston Trust 

Theme: Regeneration 

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £650k

Match Funding Contribution: £3.2m

Project Status: Complete


Summary of Project

The Charleston Trust is a charity organisation that manages the Charleston, a 17th century farmhouse located around 7 miles from Lewes. The Charleston opened its doors to the public as a small museum in the 1980’s. It now hosts a collection of artwork and artefacts of unique cultural and historical significance as well as Small Wonder, a short story festival.

Current visitor capacity has been severely restricted due to facility limitations. Funding will expand the site and refurbish the existing building to allow for an increase in visitor capacity, exhibitions and events.

The Local Growth Funds have been used for the fit out of the buildings and launch events are expected in early September 2018.


Key Outputs

  • 11 jobs
  • 1,580sqm of commercial floor space
  • 135sqm of training / learning floor space


View the minutes of the meeting where the desicion to approve this project was taken here.


To watch our Charleston Trust case study, please click here 

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