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Comic Relief Core Funding is back!

Comic Relief Core Strength for Local Communities – applications via Sussex Community Foundation. Next Deadline Friday 4th May 2018, 5pm

This fund supports charitable organisations with annual incomes of up to £100,000 addressing disadvantage, to cover core costs (i.e. expenditure not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs).  Grants available of up to £10,000.  This fund has its own criteria and online application form. Applicants may apply separately to both this fund and Sussex Community Foundations’ general awards Summer Round, provided that any application for the latter is to support project activity costs (i.e. not for core costs). Previous applicants may also apply though you are recommended to contacting the Grants Team to discuss your previous application before making a further submission.

2018 school summer holiday funding for educational or charitable projects

The Goodall Foundation (tGF) is offering to fully fund educational or charitable projects taking place on the Barge during the 2018 school summer holidays.

Since the Barge relaunched as a non-profit community and youth hub in the summer of 2017, over 20 organisations and community groups have run activities aboard, bringing the space to life. Whether a regular yoga class or a team away day, the Barge has demonstrated its appeal and value to the Marina and the city more broadly. The Barge is an asset owned by the Marina who hope that it will continue to grow into a hub of activity, enabling local community and youth groups and other socially-oriented organisations to broaden their offer to staff and beneficiaries alike.

“Last Summer’s activities were a great success. We saw over 600 participants take part in a variety of activities and more importantly we begun to see the endless potential the creative space presents” says Sunetta Kiarie, Programmes Manager at tGF. The Foundation are helping with the day to day management of the space and hope to see more young people, families and professionals engage with the Barge this Summer.

The residency is open to charities and community organisations in Brighton and Hove and will run from July 25th until September 3rd.

Applicants will have the option to apply for a three-week residency or the full six-weeks of the holidays. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Design a programme of activity that is built on the teams, projects and infrastructure you have as part of your organisation or;
  2. Curate a programme of events, delivered by your team and/or other external organisations with whom you have partnerships.

Both of these options will be fully funded. tGF anticipate up to £5,000 for three weeks or £10,000 for all six weeks. The deadline for both applications is Friday 16th March 2018 at 5.00pm. Find more information and the full application pack at

Pitch at Brighton Soup – deadline 20th February

The next Brighton Soup community funding event is on Friday 16th March @ All Saints Church, Hove. If you’re interested looking for some funding, community support and a chance to let people know what you’re doing, then here’s a great opportunity.

Standing up to ask a room full of people to help you with your project can be scary, but the guys at Brighton Soup will help you. They give you pitch training, support you throughout the process and ultimately the room is full of very lovely people wanting to help.

To apply just answer 3 simple questions at

Don’t take too long though, the application deadline is Tuesday 20th February 2018.

Media training 8th Feb

Workshop organised by Community Works.
Understanding how to engage with print, TV and radio journalists is key to the success of your organisation. This low-cost, whistle-stop briefing Working with the media will help you to:

  • recognise the media’s agenda
  • understand techniques for dealing with different styles of media
  • communicate effectively with each type of media
  • develop and illustrate your key messages and avoid the common pitfalls.

There a few places remaining, so please book now if you want to come along.
Title: Working with the media
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: BMECP Centre, Central Brighton
How to book: For more details and to book please visit

Safeguarding courses from Safety Net

There are a few places left on Safety Net’s Safeguarding courses running throughout January.

Any questions feel free to give Safety Net a call on 01273 420973.

First aid training, 26th February

As part of LGBT HISTORY MONTH & The B Right On LGBT Community Festival.

Hosted by the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum with Guest Trainer.

Emergency First Aid at Work.

A nationally recognised course and valid for three years.

Awarding body: FutureQuals and Highfield

Programme includes:

Prioritising treatments, management of an unconscious casualty, cpr, defibrillation, choking, burns, fractures, bleeding, medical conditions, causes of unconsciousness including anaphylaxis and how to administer an EPIpen.

Lunch Provided.

£35 per person


The course includes a certificate and booklet on all the elements covered during the day.

WHEN: Monday 26th February 2018, 10am – 4pm.

WHERE: The Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens, BN1 1WN, Brighton.

To book please click here

Please contact the organisers if you have any access requirements or restriction concerns by emailing or by calling 01273 855620 and selecting option 4

The B Right On LGBT Community Festival celebrates LGBT History Month, is organised by the Volunteers of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum and takes place at the Phil Starr Pavilion – a multi functional, fully accessible, heated performance, conference and community space with a licensed bar which is located on Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN.

More info on the Forum can be found here.

More info on the B Right On Festival can be found here.

East Brighton Trust: deadline this Friday

Small grants of up to £500 are available to groups in Moulsecoomb, Bates Estate, Saunders Park, Manor Farm, Whitehawk, Craven Vale, Bristol Estate and Higher Bevendean.

The deadline for the current round is 5pm, Friday 12th January.

How to apply

Head to the Sussex Community Foundation website now to read the funding criteria, for guidance on your application and to apply directly.

Help with your grant application

If you need help with your grant application or with submitting feedback, you can contact Sussex Community Foundation directly. Call them on 01273 409440 and ask to speak to Hannah or Tom.

The Resource Centre may also be able to help. Click here for more details on how we can help small groups in East Brighton to apply for grants and submit feedback.

Small Groups Network

Next meeting of Community Works Small Groups Network
Date: Thursday 8 February, 9.30-12.30
Venue: the Bridge, Lucraft Road, Brighton, BN2 4PN
Cost: Free
For more information and to book a place visit…/…/small-groups/

Working with the media

Community Works briefing on understanding how to engage with print, TV and radio journalists. It will help you to develop and illustrate your key messages and avoid the common pitfalls.
Title: Working with the media
Date: Thursday 8 February 2018
Time: 9.30-11.30am
Venue: BMECP Centre, 10 Fleet Street, Brighton
How to book: For more details and to book please visit