The Kiln is an adaptable, accessible workspace and information hub providing facilities for community activities and events.

Arts, Crafts and Heritage

Promoting arts and crafts in the spirit of our living heritage

Linking local cultural heritage through arts and crafts to build a sustainable platform for tomorrow’s world.  Providing space and facilities for people to do their own projects, work with others and enjoy hands on sessions.

The Aim: to establish an Arts and Crafts studio(s) focusing on traditional local crafts including painting, ceramics, leatherwork, fabrics and printing. The studios will have open access on some days and learning sessions on others.

Burgess Hill Shed

Promoting wellbeing  through shared interests and hands-on craft activities in a safe, friendly workshop

An existing organisation that helps men and women come together to share interests and skills, and be creative through their own projects and worthwhile community projects.

The Aim: to maintain our existing workshop at Burnside and provide additional complementary facilities, resources and opportunities in the Town centre. The workshop will have open access on some days and learning sessions on others.

Kiln Connections 

Connecting people to health and wellbeing resources

Space for complementary local groups and charities to come together, collaborate and provide information, help and activities to enhance opportunities, health and wellbeing in our community.

The Aim: to provide an affordable shared space for local groups and charities, and enable them to work together


Promoting creativity and advancing the spirit of innovation and enterprise

Linking community, business and education to share knowledge and develop skills in computers and modern technology.  Bringing younger and older people together in a working environment to shape careers and new business in a modern world through creativity, innovation and enterprise.

Providing affordable and inspiring space for members who may be freelancers and startups

Connecting innovators of today with innovators of tomorrow

The Aim: to provide shared space and resources during the day, evenings and weekends for people interested in learning, sharing knowledge and skills, and collaborating in a working environment.

STEM Centre

Inspiring our children and the makers of tomorrow through hands on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) experiences

Linking youth and experience: promoting STEM to younger people in our community through projects facilitated by experienced practitioners.

Providing space and resources for schools in our community to help pupils develop hands on experience and problem solving skills in an inspirational environment.

The Aim: to create a STEM centre accessible to schools during term time, and to children and parents after school and during vacations.

Repair Café

Bin it or fix it?  Repairing  broken and faulty things for a new lease of life.

Regular community events bringing together experts and members of the community to repair things, reuse and avoid waste.

The Aim: to provide a more permanent place for the Repair Café to host events and make use of the extensive Kiln resources.