A new trust to keep Margate creative

Margate Creative Land Trust was co-created by the community and local creative practitioners, and the organisation has been established as an independent charity  on behalf of the Margate Town Deal Board.

Seed funding has been secured from Central Government through the Margate Town Deal to set up the operation of the organisation; purchase physical space in Margate and provide affordable rents; and deliver community programmes to support inclusive and sustainable practice in the creative industries, ensuring that Margate’s residents benefit from the town’s creative economy.

Our remit is to support the creative sector in Margate by providing affordable work-space for creative practice, providing enterprise and business support, as well as delivering community programmes that build the capacity of the sector.

Margate Creative Land Trust will generate income and ignite reinvestment to support local creative enterprise and creative projects, becoming a sustainable model into the future.


increase in creative businesses in Margate since 2009

Photo: Jodie Cole

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Our Mission

To establish a variety of accessible and inspiring creative spaces that provides benefit to the community, creative sector, and local economy in perpetuity.

Photo: Anastasia Tory

Our Aims


To protect, sustain, and grow Margate’s creative sector through improved security and sustainability, and by increasing the quantity of places for creative practice in the town


To support the inclusive regeneration and economic growth of Margate and the district of Thanet


To support the creation of new jobs and training opportunities within Margate’s creative enterprises, and to address barriers to entry for Thanet’s diverse communities


…of commercial spaces in Margate have been lost in the past 10 years

Photo: Holly Oluwo, at People Dem Collective

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