Host a Retreat or Workshop

Alongside hosting individual grantees, we hope to soon begin hosting more organisations for retreats, workshops and hackathons. We plan to open booking in January 2024. In the meantime you can register your interest here.

What do we offer?

  • We can host up to 13 people. We have 9 private rooms and one 4-bed dorm.
  • A large workshop space with a projector, flipchart, movable desks and chairs, seats ~20 theatre-style
  • Vegan food – including the option of a chef-cooked evening meal

How much does it cost?

For exclusive hire of 1 building (including bedrooms and common spaces) we suggest donations of £600-900 per night, depending on your organisation’s circumstances. We’ll discuss a suitable donation with each group.

What is it like as a venue?

While you’ll have a dedicated workshop room and sleeping quarters for your team, you’ll be sharing social spaces and meals with around 10-15 EAs working on their own independent research and learning projects. They are a sociable and interesting bunch – we have weekly lightning talks given by guests and regular social activities – all of which your team are more than welcome to join. 

This is not a fancy corporate venue – the buildings are old and fairly basic. But it’s a friendly, clean and quirky space with everything you need to host an enjoyable and productive retreat. We’re based in Blackpool which is a little run down but there’s plenty to do, and it’s just a 30 minute train to Preston and an 80 minute train to Manchester.

Who is eligible and how do I apply?

Anyone working on high impact, EA-aligned work is eligible. To receive notification of when we’re open for retreats, register your interest here.