Our Story

Exeter Street Hall is a vibrant community centre situated in the heart of Prestonville, Brighton. The Hall is owned by TheHallGetInvolved Ltd, a community benefit society and led and managed by volunteers.

THGI Ltd came together at the end of 2011 when residents were inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Exeter Street Hall had been put up for sale by the local Church and the community decided they wanted to secure the Hall as a community asset for future generations.

After eighteen months of campaigning and five months of fundraising we raised £180,000 and on 8th August 2013 took ownership of Exeter Street Hall. It’s a testament to the hard work of the volunteer team, to the generous contributions of the community and beyond. We are hugely proud to have subsequently picked up some awards for our achievements.

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Community Benefit Society

The Hall Get Involved Limited is a Registered Society (registration number 31628R), reg- istered with the Financial Conduct Authority, under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014.
(This 2014 Act replaced the Industrial & Provident Societies Act 1965, under which The Hall Get Involved Limited was originally incorporated as a community benefit society in 2012).

  • Registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 31628 R);
  • Recognised by HMRC as being a charity for tax purposes in line with Paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 Finance Act 2010, (HMRC reference number XT37371) and as being a charitable company for tax purposes.

Our rules can be found here.

Funding

The Hall is self-funding which is a challenge!  Although we have been successful in applying for capital grants for restoration, running the Hall is expensive and we rely on a large volunteer team and fundraising to balance the books.

Its not too late to buy a share in the Hall or support us in other ways.