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
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:
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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
Social Enterprise Coordinator
9 Russell Place Brighton BN1 2RG
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 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Date: Tuesday 7 March 2017
Venue: BMECP, Fleet Street, Brighton BN1 4ZE
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.
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
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
For more information: 01273 234023 or email@example.com
Friday 3rd March / 9:30am – 4:30pm / Friends Meeting House / FREE
Do you volunteer for a group or organisation that serves fresh meals for the community to enjoy together? We are offering shared meal/lunch club settings the opportunity to go on this essential training to learn about food safety and hygiene for free. This is a certified Food Safety Level 2 course delivered by David Taylor. http://www.davidtaylortraining.co.uk/ This is also a great chance to network and meet people who are working in a similar setting. There is one space available per organisation, let me know if you would like more than one person to attend and I will create a waiting list.
The course covers:
- Introduction to food safety
- Food safety hazards
- Temperature control
- Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods
- Cooking, hot holding and re-heating of foods
- Principles of safe food storage
- Personal hygiene
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Pest control
- Legislation relating to food hygiene
For more information
To book your place just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 07850 002596
The Foundation for Social Improvement is running a one day programme of fundraising courses for small charities and community groups. Full day, half day and workshops are available so that local small charities can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.
Venue: Ralli Hall, 81 Denmark Villas, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3TH
Date: Wednesday 8th February 2017
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm (registration from 9.15am)
To book, you will first need to be registered as a member. Membership is free for charities with an annual turnover of less than £1.5 million. You will need to have access to details about your group, including information about annual income and expenditure in order to complete the membership form.
The cost of the workshops is £15 for members; a deposit of £50 is required.
Visit www.thefsi.org/services/training/brighton-february-2017/ for more information, and to book.