Community Works training 2017

19 January 2017

Keeping adults safe: an introductory course for community groups and voluntary organisations who work with, engage and deliver activities or services for adults

30 January 2017

Take a strategic approach to fundraising: Taking time to think and plan effectively is the key to effective fundraising. Our one day strategic approach to fundraising course will take you through the key elements you will need to consider in developing your fundraising strategy.

7 February 2017

Attracting funding for health activities: Lots of the activities we do make people feel better. How as a small group can we get funders to understand this?

Bookings and further information

To book your place or to find out more get in touch with Community Works on or call 01273 234023.

Safety Net training, January 2017

Safety Net have spaces on the following courses running in January:

  • Introduction to Safeguarding & Child Protection – Tuesday 10th January, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Cost £15 / £25
  • Introduction to Mindfulness – Thursday 19th January, half or full day sessions available from 9:30am. Cost £40 / £70
  • Online Safety for Parents – Friday 20th January, 10:00 – 12:30. Cost £10.

You can find out more about all of the above sessions and book your place via the training pages on their website: , or by contacting Clare Topa at

All sessions are running in Safety Net’s beautifully refurbished training room at the Emmaus complex in Portslade.

Community Health Fund open to applications

The Community Health Fund supports small community group initiatives, with an income under £35,000 a year, which improve the health and wellbeing of Brighton and Hove’s residents.

The fund is ending

The fund has run for a number of years and is now ending. So this is your last chance to apply for this money!

The deadline for applications to the fund is 13 January 2017.

If you’ve applied once for the fund already, then consider applying again. Groups may be able to receive funding twice.

Other information

Please note that Sussex Community Foundation manage the application process for the Community Health Fund on behalf of Public Health at Brighton and Hove City Council.

The fund particularly welcomes applications for activities that support LGBT, disabled, younger and older people.

You can also read more about the fund on the Sussex Community Foundations website.

To apply, go to the Sussex Community Foundation’s website, and scroll down the page to the Brighton & Hove Community Health Fund to download or complete an online application form.

Resource Centre memories wanted

We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary with a week-long exhibition at the Jubilee Library next January, and we need your help! We are asking for community or voluntary groups who have used the Centre’s services at any time during the last four decades to send in their memories and photographs for inclusion in the exhibition.

Did you hire a van from the Resource Centre in the 1970s? Maybe you went to a punk concert in our original building at the top of North Road? Did the Resource Centre print your newsletter on our offset litho machine in the 1980s? Or does your school hire one of our candy floss machines every year for the Christmas fair?

We think our services must have made a difference to thousands of local people over the last 40 years, and we would like to invite them to help us celebrate by sharing their memories of the Centre. Please spread the word through your networks.

The exhibition will be on display in the Jubilee Library foyer from 16th to 22nd January, 2017. As well as covering the history of the Centre, it will promote our current work and we hope it will help us reach new groups who have not used the Centre before.

If you have memories or photographs to contribute, please email them to us on by 16th December.

Share your photos

This month Brighton & Hove Food Partnership are running a social media campaign to celebrate all kind of shared meals in the city and they want your photos!

There are 3 ways to share your  photos:

1)      Facebook –

2)      Twitter – @harvestbh. Use the hashtag #sharedmeal

3)      Or email the pics to: and they will post them for you.

The Brighton and Hove Food Poverty Action Plan  ‘recognise the role that shared meals e.g. lunch clubs are playing in improving the health, nutrition and mental health of the city.’

Their aim for this campaign is to inspire action – donating money to community groups, encouraging volunteers to help out and increasing participation in lunch clubs.

You can find out more on their blog

Bid writing workshops in Brighton Jan and Feb2017

Tuesday 10th January or Tuesday 21st February

Bid Writing : The Basics

Cost: £95

This workshop provides a series of practical tips to improve the quality and success rate of your future funding bids.

Bid Writing : Advanced

Cost: £95

This advanced workshop covers series of important topics in depth to further improve the quality and success rate of your future funding bids.

For more info and booking:


Upcoming training courses by Community Works

Community Works is running the following training courses in the near future. For more information & updates, please go to their website.

  • Tuesday 13 December 2016: Getting to Grips with Monitoring and Evaluation and the Community Insight tool
  • Thursday 19 January 2017: Keeping Adults Safe
  • Wednesday 25 January 2017: Develop your volunteering strategy

Cornerstone Christmas Market

The Christmas Market at Cornerstone Community Centre is on Saturday 26th November from 11am to 3pm.

They still have a few stall spaces available at £10 a table.

Contact if interested.

Safeguarding & Child Protection training

Saftey Net have a few spaces left on their three hour Introduction to Safeguarding & Child Protection training.

Thursday 24th November from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Suitable for anyone working with children and young people and costs £15 / £25 depending on organisation income.
You can find out more and book your place via Eventbrite using the following link, or contact Clare Topa at<>

To book:…

Project planning workshop for LGBT disabled people

LGBT HIP is co-hosting a workshop with Harriet from Scope’s Local People Programme, to enable LGBT disabled people to access project funding and support from Scopes Local People Programme.

Friday 25th November| Stamner Room, Brighthelm | 2-4 pm

Any LGBT disabled person (with any physical or mental illness, impairment or additional need) in Brighton and Hove to take part.

This will be an informal workshop, to chat about barriers, good experiences and possible projects. It will be an informal session over food and we can continue our conversation about helping LGBT venues to be more accessible and inclusive.

There will be food and drinks provided. Travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Contact to RSVP or if you have any dietary or access requirements.