‘Understanding Eating Disorders’ workshop

21st April, 1-4pm, at the Brighthelm 

The workshop will:

  • Explore some of the myths & misconceptions often associated with eating disorders.
  • Look at eating disorders, definitions, contributing factors and other associated conditions.
  • Provide an insight into the issues sufferers and carers’ face getting help and looking at real experiences from men who have suffered themselves.
  • Examine the barriers men face in accessing services and looking at ways professionals and services can overcome these barriers to provide gender inclusive service provision.

Delegate rate costs are as follows:

  • Professionals working in voluntary organisations and charities: £45.00 per place
  • Professionals working in statutory organisations or independent organisation or independently practice: £65.00 per place

For further information and to download a booking form please go to http://mengetedstoo.co.uk/blog/training-and-events-calendar or email sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk

Bid writing workshops

Brighton: 13th June 2017

Bid Writing : The Basics

TOPICS COVERED

Who are the winners and losers in grant funding. How to identify the weaknesses in your project. What questions will funders will ask themselves about your bid. Common reasons for applications being rejected. The key terms in bid writing explained with examples of each. Make your application short but effective.

Start telling funders the things they really want to hear. How to build greater credibility in the eyes of funders. Demonstrating that the beneficiaries of your project are involved. The importance of getting your numbers and totals right. What to do with all your supporting documents. Make your proofreading foolproof.

Bid Writing : Advanced

TOPICS COVERED

What makes for a more fundable project. How to find new ideas for fundable projects. Developing new techniques that can have a wider impact. Can you criticise the establishment whilst asking for money. Knowing and managing your online profile. What pressures are funders’ staff under. Handling multiple funding sources.

Working in partnership with others. How rich people make their money and what they like to fund. How to demonstrate that you will be able to pay running costs for new buildings. Use Freedom of Information laws to obtain statistics and generate fresh evidence. Use e-mail marketing to build up volunteers and donors even for brand new projects before you apply.

Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and copies of eight real successful funding bids by e-mail after the workshop.

COST

£95. Refreshments provided. No VAT. No booking fees.

The courses are run by nfpworkshops.co.uk/

Sussex Clubs for Young People, Spring Conference, Saturday 22 April

Spring Conference 2017 – Who washes the tea towels?

Sussex Clubs for Young People are working with the University of Brighton to provide a conference with “nuggets” of training opportunities that will support your whole youth club. It won’t just be about safeguarding and youth work training, but a chance to meet with others to have fun, with just a little bit of Swedish Disco Dancing. Their idea is that for their Spring Conference on Saturday 22nd April 2017 your committee chair, treasurer, safeguarding officer, youth worker and young volunteers will come together to take part in a range of bite-sized courses and seminars to help you fund-raise, manage your club and develop your staff and volunteer team. It will also put you in touch with people who can offer more advice and training if you want to take your learning further.

Sessions on offer:

  • Swedish Disco Dancing
  • How to run a DJ Workshop
  • Fundraising tips and grants
  • Stress Busters
  • Working with challenging behaviour
  • Digital Festival
  • Tackling Homophobia
  • Connecting with your community
  • Developing your staff and volunteer teams
  • Writing your child protection policy
  • Games and icebreakers for youth clubs
  • Plus a market place with a range of providers (If you are interesting in having a stand, please contact us for more details – £30 per pitch.

Cost for the day £10 per person (£5 for young people) as a contribution towards food and refreshments. They will send an invoice for all spaces reserved.  Please contact Sussex Clubs for Young People for help with transport or the cost of the event.

To register, please go to

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-washes-the-tea-towels-tickets-32802863247

Welfare Reform Update Training

25th April 2017 in Brighton

This course is run by Brighton Housing Trust

As usual, nothing stands still in benefits world, so it’s time for a refresher on what’s going on.

From April 17, we have new benefit rates, full Universal Credit coming to East Sussex later in the year, controversial restrictions on entitlement for people with more than two children and people entering ESA, the new Youth Obligation, bedroom tax decisions, tougher conditionality for parents with very young children, and many other issues bubbling away.

BHT’s new half day Welfare Reform Update will ensure your knowledge of the latest news is up to date.

Who should attend?

This is a three hour workshop suitable for staff who need to feel confident and up to date with their knowledge.  It will be too basic for people who do regular benefits casework.

For more info:

https://bht-training.org.uk/training-course/welfare-reform-update-eastbourne-2017-04-25/

Ask Me: Free domestic abuse training

People who work in the Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne areas are invited to become Ask Me ambassadors, by attending free domestic abuse training, organised by Rise.

 When:

 There are a choice of three 2 x day courses which are running as follows:

  • Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th March (9:30 – 4:30pm)
  • Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th May (9:30 – 4:30pm)
  • Saturday 24th June & Saturday 1st July (9:30 – 4:30pm)

Who can attend:

ANYONE who lives or works in the Brighton, Hove and Eastbourne areas and come into contact with your community somehow. i.e. bar staff, hairdressers, reception staff, HR teams, dentists, pharmacists, retail staff and community groups.

What the training will cover:

  • Understanding and recognising signs of domestic abuse in the community
  • Responding effectively if someone discloses they are in an abusive relationship
  • Knowing where survivors of domestic abuse can get help and support if they want it

How to apply:

In order to confirm your training space we ask you to fill in an application form. Your space is not guaranteed until you do so.

Download a recruitment pack here: http://bit.ly/2lcs3Oo

Download an application form here: http://bit.ly/2lcB3mM

Please return your application form ASAP to: askme@womensaid.org.uk

Training venue:

Venue to be confirmed upon your successful application.

Domestic abuse is far too prevalent in our society, please help spread the word about this fantastic initiative to take action to stop it!

For more information, click here.

 

Legal Structures for Social Enterprises Workshop 27th February

The Platform have organised a workshop looking at legal structures for social enterprises:

Whether you are thinking about launching a trading arm, starting up a new organisation entirely or want to review your current structure, this interactive session gives you the chance to ask questions specific to your situation and leave feeling confident on what form is right for YOU!

Mon 27th Feb

Wagner Hall, Regency Road

1:30pm – 4:00pm   Cost £37.76

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/legal-structures-the-scope-for-social-enterprise-tickets-31349892372

Sara Osterholzer
Social Enterprise Coordinator
The Platform
9 Russell Place Brighton BN1 2RG
01273 468200

What is a CIO?

Community Works are running a free session on Tuesday 7 March so you can learn more about the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) structure, including the differences between a CIO and a Community Interest Company (CIC). The session will be led by Tim Smith of GSFW Solicitors, who has extensive expertise in charitable structures and advises groups regularly on these issues.

There are limited places available, so for more information and to book your place please visit: http://bhcommunityworks.org.uk/how-to-charitable-incorporated-organisation/

Intro to Working in Childcare course

Intro to Working in Childcare –   City and Guilds Level 1

An introduction to understanding how children develop, perfect for anyone considering a career or volunteering in a childcare environment.

  • Tutor: Viv Oliver
  • Course Dates: Mondays 24th April to 10th July 2017
  • Times: 12.15-2.15pm
  • Cost: £63 Or FREE if you’re in receipt of a means tested benefit
  • Venue: Honeycroft

For information contact : Jayne Routley: jroutley@wea.org.uk  or 01273 945869

This course will provide an opportunity to explore how children grow, develop, learn to communicate and explore various factors which affect their growth and development.  It will explore the role of play in a child’s development and the importance of planning for activities in childcare settings.

Additional volunteering opportunities are available to support learners at both Honeycroft and Conway Court Children’s Centre.

Community Works workshop on How to become a CIO

This short session is an opportunity to learn more about the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) structure, including the differences between a CIO and  a Community Interest Company (CIC).

The session will be lead by Tim Smith of GSFW Solicitors, who has extensive expertise in charitable structures and advises groups regularly on these issues.

The session will cover the following areas:

  •     what is a CIO and the requirements
  •     the main reasons for choosing a CIO structure
  •     reasons not to chose a CIO structure
  •     association ‘v’ foundation model
  •     how to go about setting up a CIO and demonstrating your charitable objectives effectively
  •     what the challenges of adopting a CIO structure are
  •     the process for converting to a CIO from another structure eg CIC
  •     the differences between a CIO and CIC
Details

Date: Tuesday 7 March 2017

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Venue: BMECP, Fleet Street, Brighton BN1 4ZE

Cost: Free

Who should attend

The session is for those looking to formalise their group’s structure or change it, and wish to explore the option of a CIO. It will focus on CIOs but is also relevant to those who’d like to know more about the differences between a CIO or CIC structure.

Places will be prioritised for members of Community Works and will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis. Community Works will, in the first instance, allocate one place per organisation.

To book

http://www.bhcommunityworks.org.uk/how-to-charitable-incorporated-organisation/

Free training on fundraising for health activities

Community Works are running a free training course for small groups (inclome under £35,000) on attracting funding for health activities.

Lots of the activities small groups run make people feel better. Funders are interested in this, and want to hear more. But often the language of funding can be confusing.

Funders often talk in terms of ‘outcomes and impact’ but what does this mean for a small group? How can you measure and then start talking about your work to make it more attractive to funders and what can you do to improve your chances of meeting funders’ requirements?

This workshop is the opportunity to explore these questions and will:

  • help you project plan and evaluate your healthy activities
  • help you involve volunteers and beneficiaries in  evaluation
  • help you identify where else to get further funding

This training is for groups:

  • in Brighton and Hove
  • with an income of under £35,000 who are receiving a grant through the Community Health Fund or who are delivering health and wellbeing activities

They will prioritise places for groups whose health and well-being activities support LGBT people, younger people or older people in physical activity, arts, heritage, culture, food and nutrition, inter-generational work.

7 February 2017

5.30pm-8.30pm

Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF

Book a place online

For more information:  01273 234023 or info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk