In the first instance, East Grinstead War Memorial Ltd aims to meet its twin objectives of providing and encouraging recreational and leisure activities in East Grinstead by leasing out areas of our Estate to organisations who specialise in this. An area of land near the Holtye Rd is leased to East Grinstead Target Shooting Club and an adjacent area is home to East Grinstead Town Football Club.
The majority of the remainder of the Estate is leased to Mid Sussex District Council who provide open recreational space and football pitches and who also maintain Ashplats Wood, an Ancient Woodland and part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is open for all to enjoy. Ashplats Conservation Group help manage the woodland. Whilst our income is relatively small, we also make annual grants to various organisations. See our Grants page for the latest grants awarded and how your organisation might apply.