Hastings Pier Charity

Hastings Pier is owned and operated by Hastings Pier Charity, a Community Benefit Society with Exempt Charity status. The organisation was set up in 2011 to take ownership of Hastings Pier in order to restore and run it for the benefit of the people of Hastings and St Leonards and the wider community. Hastings Pier Charity is dedicated to securing the Pier’s future for generations to come.


Hastings Pier Charity managed the rebuild of Hastings Pier, and as the Pier enters a new commercial phase the organisation will ensure that the Pier remains a successful tourist attraction for local people and holiday-makers alike.

Alongside this work, Hastings Pier Charity’s Learning Team (thanks to generous Heritage Lottery Funding) is delivering a substantial educational programme, specifically tailored for local families, children and the wider community. This initiative has already seen tremendous success since its set up over three years ago, and will continue to encourage learning, increase employability and boost morale for people across Hastings and the surrounding area. For more information on the Learning Team’s projects, please see our Learning page.

Hastings Pier represents a new beginning for the town in which it is situated. Regeneration programmes have lifted the area, which is seeing a tremendous boost in its tourism, economy and enterprises – and the new pier has a huge part to play in the town’s redevelopment.

Hastings Pier Charity needs to keep raising funds to keep Hastings Pier maintained for future generations to enjoy. Following the rebuild, the Pier will require an extensive amount of maintenance work to save it from falling into disrepair once more. In this sense the Battle for Hastings Pier has only just begun, and the project will need your continued support to enable the Pier to survive and thrive for many years to come.

Find out how you can make a difference to the Pier project via the Support section of our website.

It costs over £800,000 a year to maintain and operate Hastings Pier, and we receive no Government funding. All donations to Hastings Pier Charity are gratefully received and are vital in enabling us to keep the Pier open for all to enjoy now and in the future.

Thank you for all your support.